I originally started the art blog, Olympia Dumpster Divers, as a way to document my City of Olympia sponsored temporary art installation, HERE TODAY: ephemeral folks, but soon realized that this was also an effective way to promote the appreciation of art from recycled, reused, discarded, unwanted, unloved, tossed and found, pre- and post- consumer waste materials from around the world.
So my focus for ODD remains information about my recycled art projects, as well as information for and about art and artists that have green/sustainable/environmental messages, especially upcycling/recycling.
While I do sometimes include posts that are making the rounds on ALL of the blogs, I also strive to do original research and compose posts about artists that are not all over the blogosphere, especially if they are local or otherwise unsung and obscure.
Olympia Dumpster Divers has helped connect me to others who share the same passion for saving the world through eco-conscious raising through art.
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