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    Tree Of Life
    5 feet diameter

    By Krishna Bauer, Samjith Lakshman, R.Mukundam, S.B.Dheya, M. Tanga Tharagai & S. Yahlini
    from, Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram, Kodaikanal

    Material used:
    Plastic bags, throwaway storage boxes, flexible PVC pipes, wires, plastic wrappers & baking paper.

    We have made a tapestry woven with plastic yarn made from all kinds of plastic bags used for packaging grocery and snacks items. We named the tapestry as “Tree of Life” which turned out to be 5 feet in diameter. Around 150 plastic bags are used to make “plarn” (plastic+ yarn) and beautiful ropes. We used these ropes to weave this beautiful piece of art.

    Material used and procedure: All kinds of plastic bags to make ropes. The background is made with card board procured from throwaway storage boxes. Flexible PVC pipes and wires is used for making frame. All the materials we used in this art piece is acquired from “waste” or what you call junk. That is why this art piece a good example of “treasure from trash”. I have chosen plastic wrappers as my primary resource material which are thrown to dustbin without any second thought. I turned them into beautiful ropes and weave this tapestry. I also fused these wrappers together using hot iron and baking paper and got a stronger material to make leaves, flowers and lanterns. I even transformed these wrappers into butterflies.

    The Message: The round shape blue and green background color of tapestry represents our planet. The tree represent is the life force, growth, wisdom, prosperity. The colours of tapestry represents the the five sacred element; ,the Space, the Air , the Agni the Water & the Earth which are responsible for whole cosmic creation including human body and hence should be revered. “Tree Of Life” can serve to become a sound symbol for living in harmony with Nature by observing zero waste lifestyle and sustainable living. Nature, nurtures but does not produce any waste. Mankind, if want to survive, has to learn the concept of zero waste from the Nature, which in my opinion, is the only sustainable solution to reduce the impact of climate change and global warming.
    “Tree of Life”, woven with plastic wrappers conveys a message of 7 R’s.
    Re connect with the Nature and Re discover your roots.
    Reform the wasteful lifestyle of modern society based on blind consumerism.
    Each Individual has to manage their own waste, by ways of Recycle, Reduce, Reuse & Re purpose .
    Try to manage your own waste by following the mantra,
    “My Waste is My Responsibility”.

    Price: On Request.

    The Team with Tree Of Life.

    Krishna Bauer, Samjith Lakshman, R.Mukundam, S.B.Dheya, M. Tanga Tharagai & S. Yahlini.

    For print.

    Archival Digital Print for A2 size:
    On Hahnemuehle photo rag: On request.
    On Hahnemuehle canvas: On request.

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    Manisha
    Manisha
    10 months ago

    Very thoughtful use of waste

    Vinita Sharma
    Vinita Sharma
    10 months ago

    Excellent!!

    Yashaswi Sharma
    Yashaswi Sharma
    10 months ago

    Best!!

    Harshaagunan
    Harshaagunan
    10 months ago

    It is so beautiful

    Naga
    Naga
    10 months ago

    Nice and wonderful

    Vijaya
    Vijaya
    10 months ago

    Interesting use of waste materials, beautifully done!

    Rugmani
    Rugmani
    10 months ago

    Nice

    LEENA ELIZABETH ABRAHAM
    LEENA ELIZABETH ABRAHAM
    10 months ago

    Wonderful work

    Suchitra Chettri
    Suchitra Chettri
    10 months ago

    Beautiful creation using waste material. Commendable work!

    Bhuvana
    Bhuvana
    10 months ago

    Amazing. Can’t believe that these are created using waste materials

    Michelle
    Michelle
    10 months ago

    Beautiful

    HARISH
    HARISH
    10 months ago

    Exellent♥︎

    Abisheick manikandan
    Abisheick manikandan
    10 months ago

    Pretty good

    Paul
    Paul
    10 months ago

    Very pretty. I like it.

    Miroz
    Miroz
    10 months ago

    Looks wonderful, moreover has a worth while story to say.

    Ram
    Ram
    10 months ago

    Nice

    Udhay
    10 months ago

    Super

    Sundar R
    Sundar R
    10 months ago

    Excellent

    Ramsan
    Ramsan
    10 months ago

    Nice work team. Congrats.

    NAINAKHAN
    NAINAKHAN
    10 months ago

    Good effort by BGV STUDENTS.

    Yolo bagie jean
    Yolo bagie jean
    10 months ago

    Smokinn hawttt yo! This some masterpiece

    Gayathri P
    Gayathri P
    10 months ago

    The idea to use undegradable materials to depict nature was awesome. It connected waste management and creativity.

    Dr. Meera Rajkumar
    Dr. Meera Rajkumar
    10 months ago

    It is a very wonderful and innovative project done by the team. It conveys a very meaningful message of managing our own waste. This piece of work is indeed inspirational for all of us and has been made by using using discarded materials. Such projects inspire the younger generation to care for our environment which is the need of the hour. Kudos to the team members. Hats off to you.

    Piyush
    Piyush
    10 months ago

    Beautiful art work this is the example of creativity that school is teaching the children for substanable devlopment

    PRABHA
    PRABHA
    10 months ago

    Fantastic use of plastic packets…. great idea… bravo !!! Truly a labour of love and patience, and the best use of waste!

    Indhumathi G
    Indhumathi G
    10 months ago

    Good effort by the BGV Students

    Veena Devi
    Veena Devi
    11 months ago

    Good work

    Sreekandan
    Sreekandan
    11 months ago

    Fantastics

    Surya Deepan S
    Surya Deepan S
    11 months ago

    Good work by the students & the theme of the Art is excellent.
    Polluting Mother Earth is like Polluting Our Generation.

    Hariharan J S
    Hariharan J S
    11 months ago

    Fantastic initiative is taken. It must be appreciated. Good keep up and spread to the younger generation.

    Zarreen Babu
    Zarreen Babu
    11 months ago

    Love this piece. It is simple and uncomplicated and the materials used can be replicated into any other items. The twisted ropes can be made into bags, coasters etc. This piece talks about our earth and it’s five elements. Colours used are also meaningful. It definitely has my vote.

    Danish
    11 months ago

    Good way to draw attention of the local masses and to educate them.

    Kam
    Kam
    11 months ago

    Fantastic concept & composition. Vote for this because it’s meaningful & thought provoking

    Vishwajyoti
    Vishwajyoti
    11 months ago

    I vote for this particular project because I love the fact that this artwork has been made using hundreds of single use plastics and multi layered plastics (mlp) which is one of the most difficult waste material to recycle for the reason that it is usually a combination of plastic, aluminum and paper and therefore is practically impossible to segregate. It is ignored by most of the waste management organizations and recyclers.

    Nidhi
    Nidhi
    11 months ago

    Excellent way of using waste material, beautifully done.
    Great work

    Nishant
    Nishant
    11 months ago

    An excellent way to project value for life with all recyclable material. A must for upcoming generation. Amazing.

    Trisha Prasad
    Trisha Prasad
    11 months ago

    an extremely beautiful way to spread awareness on saving our environment. amazing utilisation of unwanted and harmful waste and lovely work!

    Tripti Prasad
    Tripti Prasad
    11 months ago

    Wow, truly amazing 👌🏻👌🏻

    Prita
    Prita
    11 months ago

    Very inspiring

    Mohamed
    Mohamed
    11 months ago

    very nice and good

    Seema Muniz
    Seema Muniz
    11 months ago

    Unbelievably beautiful work of art. It is hard to believe that it is made with waste material. Emanating so much joy, it is splendidly executed and goes on to show how our daily waste can prove to be a resource for our creative pursuits.

    Gupta
    Gupta
    11 months ago

    Most beautiful art with throwaway waste materials

    Anil khemka
    Anil khemka
    11 months ago

    Nice job coming from heart

    Arun
    Arun
    11 months ago

    Great work

    Menaka
    Menaka
    11 months ago

    Amazing effort!

    Shankar Prasad
    Shankar Prasad
    11 months ago

    Beautiful piece of work . Thank you for spreading awareness and showing ways in which each individual can do their bit to save Mother Nature .

    Prarthana
    Prarthana
    11 months ago

    Such lovely work ! Bravo for the plastic waste recycling, nay, upcycling into a work of art !

    Preeti
    Preeti
    11 months ago

    So amazing how harmoniously and beautifully waste has been utilized.

    Mark Antrobus
    Mark Antrobus
    11 months ago

    Lovely. Brings ecology, recycling and beauty together. Not just intellectual comment but aesthetic. Appeals to feeling.

    Ayaaz
    Ayaaz
    11 months ago

    Excellently showcased