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Recycling USA

James Kuipers's avatar James Kuipers

Recycling USA - Made from Recycled Shipping Pallets - Scale: Approx. 200 miles to 1 foot We started this project because we made a "Pallet Michigan" for our United States loving 4 year old son. He was upset with us and said, "I don't want Michigan on my wall...I want Wisconsin!" So, James made a Wisconsin for him. One thing led to another and we decided on a 50 state version for ArtPrize! The coloration of the individual continental states comes from the pallet slats themselves. My wife Carrie and I worked on this project out of our garage for many hours this summer. The kids have helped out where they can - it has been a fun adventure being Artists! All of our kids have "city-names" so we have 6 small green screws on the locations of US cities with the names of our children.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 5 ft
  • Medium: Wood pallets
  • Width: 28 ft
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 13 ft