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Goodbye to a Ton of Trash: 1000 Bottle Bricks

Posted on September 1, 2012 at 10:49pm by Comments Off
Goodbye to a Ton of Trash: 1000 Bottle Bricks

Yesterday, was the culmination of six months of experimenting and two weeks of preparation with the local high school.  Together, we cleaned up the village, dug out the trash from the school’s garbage pit and dumped everything into the town’s centre plaza. What a mess!

But the students were eager to help out.  The last two weeks we’d been studying just […]

Wow. What a gift!

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 1:44pm by Russell Maier Comments Off
Wow. What a gift!

Wow.  I headed down across the river with some friends yesterday and was blown away by what my students had done.

I’ve been training the local out-of-school youth how to make use of broken tiles and other trash and turn them into mandalic mosaics.  Its pretty easy really and the result can be stunning.  You might have seen some of my […]

Trashed Tile Mandala… yeah!

Posted on July 21, 2012 at 10:52am by Russell Maier Comments Off

The completed mandala of broken tiles.

I’ve wanted to make a permanent mandala with cement and grout for a long time.  Last week while hiking I came across a decidedly ugly pile of broken tiles along side the beautiful river.  I put as many as I could carry into my backpack and headed home.

The opportunity to put them to use […]