What to do with old keys from keyboards? Some artists make jewelry, some make accessories, even toys...and some make entire walls tiled with them. Artist Sarah Frost makes a big statement with tiny keys.
Creating art out of the discarded bits and pieces of daily life is a powerful way to remind us about the harmful effects of our consumer culture. Artists like Chris Jordan, for example, are experts at taking handfuls of cast-off items and showing them for what they are -- our inescapable waste. It is particularly true of our wasteful gadget habits, where millions of cell phones, computers, and gadgets are replaced each year and rarely recycled. These walls by Sarah Frost are also incredibly beautiful, and it is encouraging to see so many bits of plastic remade into something outstanding.