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October 7, 2013

Rangoli from recycled plastic bottle tops

I’m interested in applying the techniques of Mary Ellen Croteau to a Rangoli piece for Divali. Reaching out to my Indian friends for advice and support.

Here’s an artist in Toronto who has made community-engaged public art Rangoli. Hoping to make contact through the internet: http://www.ashaditi.com/rangoli_art_11.html

Here are some more links you may find of interest

http://unopublicart.blogspot.ca/2012/04/rangoli-project.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTdFQuAuNOE

Issues to explore:

  • cultural (mis?) appropriation
  • Use of food in art that gets wasted
  • traditional vs contemporary designs
  • choice of materials: can it be appropriate to use recycled plastic?

Practical matters

  • where will it be?
  • what will happen to it afterwards?

THANK YOU to artist and agitator, Mary Ellen Croteau, for the How-to section!

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