Trash to Treasure: Wallpapered Dumpsters

Trash to Treasure: Wallpapered Dumpsters

Allison Verdoorn
Jan 13, 2011

Rome based artist Christine Finley is trying to get people to think about what they are throwing away. By covering dumpsters in feminine wallpaper, people are forced to consider what they are putting in the trash. Find out more about this innovative project including a tutorial video for you to wallpaper your own dumpster after the jump.

Wallpapering dumpsters take what is traditionally thought of as a necessary eye sore and both draws attention to their prevalence while making them look much more attractive.

As described by the artist on her blog:

Wallpapered Dumpsters transform environmental activism into unexpected beauty. This project is an inquiry into urban waste, free art, and notions of femininity, beauty and domesticity. Inspired by free and accessible art the artist states, "If we see dumpsters as works of art, we have raised consciousness."

Want to wallpaper your own dumpster? Watch this video to learn how:

How To Wallpaper A Dumpster from christine finley on Vimeo.

(Images: Wallpapered Dumpsters)

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