I innately hate waste. Growing up, that meant I sketched on the reverse side of my father’s junk mail. I created outfits out of my parents’ castoffs, wearing my dad’s oversized v-neck golf sweaters backwards as a dolman sleeve tunic, or dangling a broken brooch from my mother’s jewelry box on an old chain as a necklace.
Back then, that was just what I did. Now, my recycling nature fits quite nicely into the whole “green” movement. And what I love most about the green movement is the whole green art movement with what is called “found” media. (Essentially, that means castoffs incorporated into works of art — oh, what I could’ve created had I been more artistically inclined!)
Artist Truong Tran is so artistically inclined, with his amazing works of art using lots of “found” media. And now you can check out his work at his solo exhibition “lost and found” presented by the Kearny Street Workshop and Mina Dresden Gallery in San Francisco from today to February 26.