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Kids, Parents and Teachers Join Forces to Create a Colorful Installation with 2,100 Plastic Bottles

by , 01/10/12

eco art, green art, art, recycled materials, art Greece, student art, Chania 7th Primary School, cretan art, Cretan woven textiles, kids art, Argallios

Argallios by Kollektivemind was created as an interactive, public installation on the island of Crete in Greece. With the help of students, teachers, parents and locals, over 2,100 used plastic water bottles were gathered, cleaned, brushed with eco-paints, and recycled into a vibrant fence installation at the Chania 7th Primary School. The diamond-shaped structure of the chain-link fence served as the ideal canvas for a contemporary interpretation of a colorful pattern based on traditional Cretan woven textiles. Through this creative, collective project, a public landmark with an ecological and historic vernacular was born.

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