The Sustainability Club will showcase their green-spirit by rethinking the way we look at art. They have been busy sewing, creating upholstery, and transforming trash into art to show how St. Louis U. High has impacted the environment in a positive way, and hopefuly win the competition.
Jenny Baca, a local art director and interior designer helping with the project, described the process “as taking waste and trash, which people think of unusable, and making is usable.”
“We are putting a new twist on trashy art,” said Baca.
They plan on taking old clothes and making them into pillows and cushions and creating a chicken coop made from the robotics club’s recycled parts. The finished work will be displayed at SLUH on Friday, March 23rd in the commons.
“I really enjoy creating the artwork, and look forward to seeing the finished product,” said junior Darrion Mullins.
Sustainability Club moderator Anne-Marie Lodholz has invited all of SLUH to participate, regardless of artistic ability, as she wants to promote the projects theme of inclusivity and wants to increase the odds of winning the competion. However, in the end, the awards and prizes don’t matter. It’s the impact this project has on the community in and around SLUH. The changes start with the SLUH community as a whole, and rethinking how people look at trash and art in their daily lives.
“It’s not just about the students working on their projects, but also about how they can get other people to change,” said Baca.