Friday, February 6, 2009
The Hubcap is done!
Well, except for a couple coats of sealer. I wanted to show the ocean in bright and vibrant colors, almost as a fantasy world. The hubcap I received fit right in to that scenario by looking a bit like a port hole anyway. I played that up with gold paint. This was a fun project and I hope it will also do some good.
Since I was involved in this project, I did a bit of research and found that there is a section of the Pacific ocean known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that is estimated to be double the size of Texas. The area contains more than 3 million tons of plastic. You can read more about it here: http://www.greatgarbagepatch.org/
Upcycling, repurposing, call it what you will. It is a great idea.