Packaging the Future: Poop Paper is Some Useful Shit!

by , 01/15/11

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Artists have also utilized the medium; Chris Ofili, a Nigerian painter, added ellie doodoo to his creations. His idea was that elephants – and their waste – are part of his native place, and therefore deserved inclusion in a work of art by an artist from that locale. He is most notorious for his painting of the Virgin Mary that included dung (and, to be fair, pornographic images) that became one of those “Is this really art if I don’t understand it?” firestorms.

But others have used the dung more practically, such as in this pair of crazy-looking experimental shoes (OK, very experimental!) made of the stuff. Point is, you can do a lot with dung. Other applications could include padding or stuffing for packing materials, lampshades, or any design where texture and translucency are valued.

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1 Comment

  1. usledsupply staff January 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    This is a creative idea! And definitely has much less of an environmental impact than the paper-making process.

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