From Industrial to Art: A Quick Post – Chile
One thing I really enjoy is finding a niche where folks have raised a lowly industrial element to a true art form. We’ve all seen examples of this: simple wooden support beams carved into magical totem designs, metal bike stands in the shapes of old style bicycles, fences designed to look like fields of flowers…the possibilities are endless!
Well, here in Chile, I just found my newest example: the trash “can”. Here in South America, they don’t use the big cans we use in the US. Instead they have mesh bins or areas where folks put out their trash bags weekly to be picked up. Now, those bins are often as simple as can be…
You could at least put a lid on them, right?
Or maybe add a touch of geometric design?
How about some organic feel?
I say, why not go all out? Bring on the TRUE creativity! Get inspired by the nature around you!
And I absolutely love this series of street cans we just came across in Puerto Natales, Chile:
It’s seeing colorful creativity like that here in chilly, often gray Patagonia that makes a fella smile. 🙂
(Special addendum from Argentina: saw this climber in El Chalten, so I just had to add him in as well – creativity knows no country boundaries!!!)