We’ve been working hard the last few days taking apart our old Lego-bottle bathroom, and relocating it on the Mukabumi grounds. Basically, our first creation… Failed! The location, the toilet system, the roof… All were not satisfactory. It was after all, one of the first constructions ever using the technique. Of course, the beauty of our […]
This last few days, the Bali Ecobrick team and I are off on an expedition to Bangiwani, West Java. We’ve been meeting community leaders and just regular folks who have no idea about plastic’s dangerous properties. This part of Indonesia reminds me of the Philippines– lush, green, rich culture– and no waste management at all. The folks we […]
Well, it’s been another year around the sun… What a great milepost to review what just happened! Thanks to Derek for the inspirational idea to write a year review. I am going to divide it into three sections:
You can only accomplish/discover/experience as far as you dream.
All the theory about supra-sexual cocreatitve relationships is true! Its possible to channel procreative energy […]
Alrighty! My first art exhibition in two years is almost here.
I am getting reallllly excited about this. Mainly, because it really isn’t “my” art exhibition. In the time since my last exhibitions back in Canada and Europe, my art has changed. Completely. I am not talking about change of painting style, or switch in medium or method. I am […]
Its not often that I get to meet someone with more experience than I in the confluence of bamboo, bikes, and solar all together. However, the other day it happily happened! I was able to drop in to a bamboo bike making workshop featuring renowned bamboo bike master maker, Craig Calfree.
Yesterday we played the world’s first ever game of ultimate with a bamboo disc. It was a dream come true! I have been working slow and steady on the Frisboo design, from the Philippines to Nepal, for the last two years.
Although we’ve played tons with the disc in all sorts of conditions, never before have we taken it to the […]
Ani Himawati and I are teaming up to do a lecture on the more philosophical side of our work and the Ecobrick movement. We’ll be doing another dynamic tag team presentation at the Mabesikan Festival on October 22nd, Bali, Indonesia!
Here’s the blurb…
Art & Regenerative Philosophy
by Russell Maier & Ani Himawati
Once upon a time, art wasn’t so special. Yep, that’s […]
We just got in our custom printed Ubud Om Trooper Frisboos! Here’s the team with the latest model of the first ever bamboo flying disc.
Thanks to My Nguyen for the photo.
This morning we were on site with Alia Ramadhani, Soraya Cassandra, and the Setu Gintung team to continue their Adobe, Ecobrick and bottle bench! It’s been a long while since I have worked with Adobe– and I sure miss it!
Akademy Bambu Nusantara is now Ecobrick empowered. Yesterday, we did a workshop at this amazing organic laboratory. They hosted this training for their staff, craftsmen and the neighboring school. They learned why it’s bad for the environment to dump their plastics in the river (as they had been doing before) and how instead how they can do so much better […]