The first bouquet goes to Rolando Politi. Rolando is an artist of a certain age. He worships trash. I have known him for decades. His motto is “Recycle and Pray.” That is the name of his blog as well. Recycle and Pray
Some of the things he has made are gorgeous blooms out of discarded metal cans. He has placed these along chain link fences in our neighborhood.
The women of Seemapuri, a town on the outskirts of New Delhi have put alot of faith in trash. They spend their lives picking through it; trying to accumulate enough value to buy food for the evening meal.
They sponsored Rolando to come to Seemapuri to teach them how to transform trash into beauty. Our bouquet is made from discarded lightbulbs and discarded bindi dots and assorted plastica.
The All Womens Waste Workers Co-Op are marketing their beautiful creations to the public. Below are some examples of their work.