Project #5: Spare/Spheres: Butyl is in the Eye of the Beholder
Artist: Amy Scofield
Location: East End Wines, 1209 Rosewood Ave.
Austin, TX 78702
Date: November 4th thru December 10th, 2012
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As a fervent recycler and cyclist, artist Amy Scofield couldn’t bear the idea that most used bike tubes, in remarkable volume, end up in landfills. She conceived of a sculpture that would transform what’s thought of as trash and perhaps encourage conversation about making individual choices toward sustainability. With help from Bicycle Re-Cycle, dozens of local bike shops and numerous volunteers, she collected and assembled thousands of rubber tubes into seven giant balls, weighing between 250 and 500 pounds each. One ton of rubber was rescued from the landfill over a period of six months!