Creative Recycling: Fridgehenge
So many inefficient old fridges in America that need replacing, so much empty space that could be filled with monuments. We usually suggest recycling old fridges; artist Adam Jonas Horowitz and the Primordial Soup Company had another idea: Fridgehenge, built in 2003 near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
It was built out of more than 100 fridges in the image of Stonehenge and was a popular tourist attraction. A lot of artists are working with garbage and recycling waste into art (see Stuart Haygarth's bottled water chandelier , Piet Hein Eek's scrap wood furniture, or an entire exhibition of it at the new Museum of Art and Design in New York) but never on this scale.
Image credit Creative Commons, jarrodlombardo
Unfortunately, wind and vandalism had more effect here than it did on the original. By winter in 2006 it was looking pretty shabby.
"Officials from the city of Santa Fe, where the sculpture was, said that it was never supposed to be a permanent fixture and following a number of complaints from neighbours, it was removed.
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