Plastic art 塑料藝術品

The art of recycling. Find out how plastic bags are being turned into pictures.

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An art studio with no brushes or paint. 

Mbongeni Buthelezi uses strips of plastic melted and glued to the canvas for his portraits.

When the South African studied art he couldn’t afford to buy expensive materials. So he found an alternative and now produces this unique kind of art.

He collects plastic bags from the streets around his Johannesburg studio and has turned recycling into an art form.                                                               

詞彙

melted 被融化了的

canvas 帆布畫布,油畫布

afford 負擔得起,買得起

unique 獨特的

recycling 回收利用

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這是一間既沒有畫筆也沒有顏料的藝術工作室。

布特萊齊(Mbongeni Buthelezi)把條狀塑料融化後沾在畫布上做成他自己的肖像畫。

這位南非藝術家在上學期間因買不起昂貴的作畫材料,而自創了這種另類的藝術形式,現在他用這種方法創造出獨特的藝術作品。

他在自己約翰內斯堡工作室周圍的街頭收集塑料袋,然後將這些塑料垃圾回收並變成藝術作品呈現給世人。

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melted / canvas / afford / unique / recycling

1. Many of Kolkata’s old buildings reflect diverse European architectural styles that in time became imbued with Bengali and Marwari (or classical Rajasthani) influences, creating a blend of Indo-European design, __________ to the city.

2. Stronger powers to fine people for not _________ may be the only way to hit a zero landfill waste target by 2050, the body representing Welsh councils said.

3. A portrait artist has been working on an unusual _________ – his pregnant wife’s bump. Alex Makwana’s labour of love has seen him create 11 designs on Jo’s stomach, including Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear and a mocked-up ultrasound scan.

4. Thousands of guns are seized in the UK every year. Most are destroyed by police, but a new project in the north of England, Guns to Goods, is trying to put them to good use.

The idea is to __________ the guns down to make metal tags for T-shirts and also create artworks to be sold to the public.

5. Kenya’s Supreme Court has said that the government should abide by a lower court’s decision to give teachers a pay rise of at least 50%. The teachers’ pay body had argued that it cannot __________ the increase awarded by the industrial court.

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1. Many of Kolkata’s old buildings reflect diverse European architectural styles that in time became imbued with Bengali and Marwari (or classical Rajasthani) influences, creating a blend of Indo-European design, unique to the city.

2. Stronger powers to fine people for not recycling may be the only way to hit a zero landfill waste target by 2050, the body representing Welsh councils said.

3. A portrait artist has been working on an unusual canvas – his pregnant wife’s bump. Alex Makwana’s labour of love has seen him create 11 designs on Jo’s stomach, including Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear and a mocked-up ultrasound scan.

4. Thousands of guns are seized in the UK every year. Most are destroyed by police, but a new project in the north of England, Guns to Goods, is trying to put them to good use.

The idea is to melt the guns down to make metal tags for T-shirts and also create artworks to be sold to the public.

5. Kenya’s Supreme Court has said that the government should abide by a lower court’s decision to give teachers a pay rise of at least 50%. The teachers’ pay body had argued that it cannot afford the increase awarded by the industrial court.

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