3D Sustainability Installation in KSC

All the art objects were laid out prior to the installation. The class made over 200 flowers and bugs for the project. Pictured left to right: Nicole Nielsen, Michael McCarthy, Daniel Reed (Amber Ries Manning behind) - all 3D students

All the art objects were laid out prior to the installation. The class made over 200 flowers and bugs for the project.
Pictured left to right: Nicole Nielsen, Michael McCarthy, Daniel Reed (Amber Ries Manning behind) - all 3D students

The PVCC Sustainability Club and the Art Department’s 3D Design class have teamed up to create an art installation in KSC Building in the bright green recycle bin area. The display is all about educating students and visitors about the do’s and don’t’s of material recycling. Often, students will deposit recyclable items in the trash, and visa versa, trash items in the recycle bins. Initiated by the PVCC Sustainability Club, this installation is a fun and visually exciting way to educate everyone.

Approached by the club, students in the ART 115 3D Design class surveyed the location and brainstormed to create a textural, dimensional display of flowers and bugs, all made from the recyclable materials that will be listed as part of this display. Against the backdrop of the recycle bin area, this amazing collection of objects calls attention to the Sustainability Club’s message while providing a whimsical and surprisingly beautiful art installation.

Installation was a group effort between the 3D Design Class and members of the Sustainability Club. The club also collected much of the materials used for the art objects. Pictured: foreground - Amber Ries Manning, 3D student, and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club member

Installation was a group effort between the 3D Design Class and members of the Sustainability Club. The club also collected much of the materials used for the art objects.
Pictured: foreground - Amber Ries Manning, 3D student, and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club member

As the installation progressed, the swirling patterns began to emerge and take shape. Pictured: foreground - Michael McCarthy, Nicole Nielsen, 3D students - above lt to rt - Brigette Pina Sustainability Club member, Noa Paden 3D student, and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club member

As the installation progressed, the swirling patterns began to emerge and take shape.
Pictured: foreground - Michael McCarthy, Nicole Nielsen, 3D students - above lt to rt - Brigette Pina Sustainability Club member, Noa Paden 3D student, and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club member

Materials included plastic bottles and lids, aluminum cans, cardboard, newspaper, junk mail catalogs, office waste paper, and printed food boxes. The variety of designs and methods for making the art objects was unlimited. Each item is individually attached to the wall with magnets.

Materials included plastic bottles and lids, aluminum cans, cardboard, newspaper, junk mail catalogs, office waste paper, and printed food boxes. The variety of designs and methods for making the art objects was unlimited. Each item is individually attached to the wall with magnets.

The overall final installation includes information about what materials belong in the recycled bin and what do not, providing information for on-campus best practices, but also messages about at-home recycling as well.

The overall final installation includes information about what materials belong in the recycled bin and what do not, providing information for on-campus best practices, but also messages about at-home recycling as well.

Here is the happy group of informed students, artists, and activists - lt to rt: Bridgette Pina and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club members; Daniel Reed, Nicole Nielsen, Hannah Alcocer, Noa Paden, Amber Ries Manning, and Michael McCarthy, 3D Design students.

Here is the happy group of informed students, artists, and activists - lt to rt: Bridgette Pina and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club members; Daniel Reed, Nicole Nielsen, Hannah Alcocer, Noa Paden, Amber Ries Manning, and Michael McCarthy, 3D Design students.