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|Posted on January 18, 2015 at 3:40 PM|
When Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, then long after the debris was swept away and the rebuilding began...we wanted to respond. Our community collected bottle caps from January to June. Kids came with ziplock baggies, Moms came with grocery bags filled with plastic bottle caps: lots and lots of bottle caps. We collected more that seven large plastic tubs worth of bottlecaps: reds, blues, greens, yellows, whites, and even some gold and purple. Then we sorted them into hot and cool colors and varying hues. Boy, they were dirty. And sticky. I guess we forgot to mention when we asked for our caps that we'd like them clean. So we rolled up our sleeves, soaked them in hot water and bleach, then layed them out to dry.
The teens created an image of a phoenix rising up over the ocean waves, each bottlecap adding to the mosaic.
Below: Mixed media mural- paint, plastic, adhesive on masonite.