For more than a year now, I've been accumulating information regarding the concept of Home and Daily Aesthetics. That's where the idea for my weblog, ART FOR HOUSEWIVES, came from. Then, last September, Plep came to Rome and gave me a copy of PERSEPOLIS. And that gave me the idea of turning ART FOR HOUSEWIVES into An Illustrated Essay. After much research, I finally have the basic overall draft and, with luck, will find a way of publishing it before Christmas.
Bricolage is taking something
old and, via context, turning it into something new.
Bricolage, a form of recycling, is thus about transformation.
Transformed by need.
Bricolage is a creative response
to changing conditions which recycles elements to adapt to their new
Bricolage and evolution.
All organisms try to survive. To do so, there must me a constant interaction between external and internal systems. The organisms try to survive by adapting. Adaptation is the process by which organisms maintain homeostasis.
Today we are being suffocated by our trash. So, to survive, are insight must come out and make us bricolers. So that we can transform our trash into treasure. We can do this via recycling.
Recycling is a form of aesthetics because it is a form of respect. A respect for the self because it manifests a respect for this planet of which we are a part of.
Transforming everyday trash into everyday art can help our planet (thus ourselves) survive.
Housewives as recyclers.
Waste not, want not. Women were the first real recyclers. True bricoleurs. Like making omelettes using leftovers, like making quilts from scraps. But today, we consume more and, in the process, waste more.
We all create massive amounts of trash every day. And most of it ends up in ugly landfill sites. However, much of this household waste could be reduced, reused or recycled. All it takes is just a little imagination.
Recycling is a form of respect.