Exploring the Traditional and Contemporary in African Diasporic Arts

Exploring the use of Bottles in African American Art

Use of recycled glass bottles

Memory Jugs

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Bottle trees

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David Hammons “Night Train” 1988

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Home made goods

Use of recycled clothes


Crocheting (weaving)

Project Proposal:

Rug made of recycled clothing

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Use of recycled beads and buttons

Key artist: Amalia Amaki “Number 1 Fan #2”

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Proposed Project:

Waist Beads

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Use of recycled paper:

Proposed Project:

Basket weaving


Use of large recyclable items



Use of recycled objects (toys etc)

Featured Artist: Bettye Saar

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