Artist Alan Stanger from Dubbo NSW took out this years Waste to Art People’s Choice Award with his wondeful wprk ‘I’ll Be Book’. The work was entered into the Community 3D section and is a sculpture carved out of old books.
“I wanted to bring about awareness to the environmental advantages of downloading eBooks over buying conventional printed books. In terms of the environmental impact, in the NSW alone, the Paper Book Industry consumes 32,000,000 trees per year. I chose to sculpt a bust of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s infamous ‘Terminator’ character as it represents technology of the future.” (Artist quote)
Congratulations to Alan on this wonderful achievement and to all of the Winners and entrents in this years Waste to Art. We look forward to seeing your works in 2015/16.