The Suspended Garden

Project: The Garden Project

Sub Project: Exploring planting using recycled materials

Description: Artist Paul Frank Wagner shows us how to create a flower pot from an empty soda bottle and decorates it with rope, suspending it to a nail or even outdoors. Cacti make perfect plants for this project as they don’t need a lot of water (but do need a lot of light).

Collaborative Project: Cans, plastic bottles… what else will you find to suspend your garden with?

Learning Objective: It’s important to show kids how to reuse materials to teach them to reuse, reduce and recycle.

Time frame: All year

Paul7x7cmPaul Frank Wagner is a world-renowned conceptual artist raised in New York City and based out of Paris. His art is strongly influenced by the 1960’s Minimalism movement and the use of rope as his main material aims to promote a revolutionary art. Texture, accessibility, recycling propensity, and the ability to both connect and free are the reasons Paul has chosen “rope” in his artwork.

In 2005, Paul was 1 of the 30 Artists featured in “30 Ways to make a Painting” – together with high profile artists such as Christo, Keith Sonnier, Allan Mc Collum and Nam June Paik to name a few, at the Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinatti, OH. USA. In 2009 his solo show was featured at Scope Miami for Grey Gallery/LHP Productions. In 2014 his “Exhale” Installation for the animals in the Forest won 1st prize on Artslant Magazine.

Today, Paul travels the world advocating that everyone is an artist, especially children!

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