From Lines
to Circles,
from Grey
to Green.


Glass bottle Lego take-2

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 8:41am by Comments Off
Glass bottle Lego take-2

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 […]

West Java

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 12:32pm by Comments Off
West Java

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 […]

2016: A year in review

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 8:56pm by Comments Off
2016: A year in review

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 […]

Ecobrick Convergence Art Exhibition

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 3:43pm by Comments Off
Ecobrick Convergence Art Exhibition


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 […]

Meeting the Bamboo Bike Master

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 3:13pm by Comments Off
Meeting the Bamboo Bike Master

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.

Mark Donavan, the workshop organizer, and Craig Calfree (right) […]

First Bamboo Ultimate Game

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 11:51am by Comments Off
First Bamboo Ultimate Game

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 […]

Bringing Art Back to Earth

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 1:52pm by Comments Off
Bringing Art Back to Earth

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 […]

Team Frisboofied

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 1:08pm by Comments Off
Team Frisboofied

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.

Cob, bottles, Ecobricks = bench!

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 12:25pm by Comments Off

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!

Looking good!

Bamboo Akademy Nusantara Goes Ecobricking

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 9:20am by Comments Off

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 […]