Puerto Rican artist weaves a carpet from used cigarette butts

It is not possible to recycle and create art from many items that are littered on the streets all over the world. However, there are certain designers who try to convert such items into pieces of art for others to appreciate. An artist from Puerto Rico has tried something similar by creating a woven carpet from cigarette butts. The artist, Jesus Bubu Negron, a commissioned street cleaner, used to collect cigarette butts but instead of disposing them off in an ecologically sound fashion, turned them into a carpet.

The art project was presented at the Sharjah Biennale documenting the street cleaners at work and helpers fabricating the carpet. The carpet also uses the paper of the cigarettes that have been unrolled and layered on top of each other. The design uses different colored butts to create a pattern similar to a woven textile rug.

For more photographs go to http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/puerto-rican-artist-weaves-a-carpet-from-used-cigarette-butts/

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