Recycle Me

About the project

Recycle Me – is the voice of the trash begging us to recycle it. Dumaguete art project Recycle Me were launched by Pinspired Philippines to promote local recycling and inspire more people go green.

The project includes: exhibition of 11 Dumaguete city artists on recycled plastic canvases at the Flying Fish Hostel; art market with free to download poster Zero Waste Alternatives to spread more awareness to local people about types of waste and eco friendly alternatives, videos from Plastic Warrior Dumaguete how local people can reduce their waste and help to make the city cleaner.

Recycle Me Dumaguete city project support environment exhibition art on recycled plastic canvas artists supporting
Recycle Me Dumaguete city project support environment exhibition art on recycled plastic canvas artists supporting
Exhibit at the Flying Fish Hostel, Dumaguete city, 2020

Artworks close-ups

Ways to minimize waste

by Kat Banay

Medium: Recycle plastic canvas, acrylic paint, acryl-gouache paint, paint pen.

About artwork: The illustration features ways and objects we can use to minimize producing waste every day. All the elements are arranged to form the alphabet ‘R’ which represents the words that represent zero-waste living: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, Repair, Refuse.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.

Less pollution, local producers, makers, creators grow and are recognized for hard work and innovation; encourages people to be more innovative, creative and resourceful; waste is minimized and it helps preserve whatever life and nature we have left.

by Kat Banay.

Lights, Art and Nature

by Kevin

Medium: acrylic paint on recycled plastic canvas.

About artwork: This artwork showcases the treasure and the beauty of Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental in general. The beautiful evening lights, the creative visual and performance artists and the breathtaking nature of the island.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.

Recycling will help artist to be more creative with their craft through exploring new mediums and techniques. And also it helps the artist to be a good steward to our nature because most of the mediums or materials of the artists used came from nature, may it be paper, paint or soil.

by by Kevin Alex C. Piñero.
The Felines‘ Recycling Work at Home

The Felines‘ Recycling Work at Home

by Sarah Jean Ruales

Medium: acrylic paint on recycled plastic canvas.

About artwork: This piece is meant to invite everyone especially the new generations in making products from recycled materials that we have at home. It begun with the idea of recycling — which is best during our home quarantine season. With those all-time lazy, favorite pets, we work as one creating new recycled products, shoving away laziness, and saving our future environment.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.


Sweating Out the Sweaters
by Spontak

Wrinkled beyond disbelief
sphynx too cheeky
it grieved amongst friends
over thimbles, crochet needles,
sharp pins once punctured their paws
as they learned to stitch sweaters
sweating out their claws
because they wanted to be clothed —
armor in fleece,
security in ribbons,
stitched by a meowed quip
but with cat-sized scissors.

In My Bubble

by Hersley Casero

Medium: acrylic paint on recycled plastic canvas.

About artwork: This work is a commentary on the Covid-19 pandemic, and how we have each tried to find our own little piece of serenity and calm amidst all the chaos. Many of us have turned to the arts as a form of catharsis and comfort: music, poetry, film or art. Some of us have turned to nature. Some have turned to friends and others have embraced the solitude.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.


Softer Than Bottled Kiss
by Spontak

Ship in a bottle
boy in a glass
coral in full throttle
growing at last
we’re stuck inside
to creep past our own eyes,
introspect to dissect lies
we swallowed willingly
from the jar,
promised serenity when son,
all you really needed was
banjo and a soul,
clouds, misted sunshine
mixed in an empty bowl.
Space is where you are,
floating in celestial thought,
a burst of matter
wrought to find calm in
perceived chaos to hear
a chord, a cooing
softer than bottled kiss —
look how the birds
stay on your cork
just to listen.

The Migrant

by Toulla Mavromati

Medium: recycle plastic canvas, recycled denim.

About artwork: This work shows one of the Philippines’ most majestic gentle giants: the whale shark. The piece is made entirely from denim sourced from a local ukay ukay store. Much like the whale shark, second-hand clothing has a migratory life. The resilient material that makes up this artwork may have been passed around, squeezed into, sat on and hung out to dry by many on its journey so far… but now my hope for the rest of its days, is that it is quietly admired from a distance.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.

I’m in awe of our wonderful environmental advocates and organisations here in Dumaguete. We have so many incredible people doing incredible and creative work towards a better community and ultimately a better planet.

by Toulla Mavromati.

Whale Shark Thought
by Spontak

They focused on my size,
my golden eyes, my might
of mouth to grin above
a swell of fish I won’t eat.
They only saw me floating,
exposed fin out of sea.
 
I can’t hear the gasp of fishermen
retreat —
 
I have no ears, you see.
He paddles, ladled in
denim colored by water,
coated in vapor, seagull feathers,
cloth that didn’t fit.
I only wanted them to see
my gems, shimmering skin
that I have,
too dazzling in the sun.
I remain sunk below.
 
I want to know what I sound like.

My Own Eww

by Alma Zosan and Alfred Warren Alcoran.

Medium: Mixed media on recycled plastic canvas.

About artwork: This work is a representation of the reality we are in today when it comes to consumption of our necessities and the things we consider as such. Most of these things bring harm more than good but we justify it because of our towering narcissism. It all goes down to a classic saying, “before you criticize other’s mess, you clean up yours”.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.


I Don’t Need
by Spontak

My own ew
towers into me
greed for pretty lips —
polished nails, caressed
by softly painted drips
of your fingertips —
 
I breathe for things
 
I don’t need.
 
I exhale unnecessity
in golden rings
admist the blackened
blue of blued
dissatisfaction in my grin
grimaced into teeth bared
without smile, without
sound of remorse, redemption, re —
again, anything again but ew —
 
my pleasure.
 
It’s all I need.

The moon eater

by Alexander Jusay

Medium: Recycle plastic canvas, acrylic paint.

About artwork: The bakunawa is a Filipino folklore creature that was known to have eaten moons, after being defeated, it went hiding and is waiting for the opportunity to strike back but with human advancements, there might be no more chance for the bakunawa to ever feast again.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.


Left of Lunar Phases
by Spontak

I felt the moon
eater watching the sliver
wane into eclipse
but my apogee
was no pedigree of
a perigee henceforth.
The serpent slipped behind
my right eye to see
left of lunar phases,
past orbiting oligarchs
of dampening gravity
to consume its only
obstinate orb:
assumption.

Duality of the Heart and Mind 

by Cil Flores

Medium: Canvas made from recycled plastic, acrylic paint, pen markers.

About artwork: The artwork portrays “dualism” or the contrast between the heart and mind, specifically in times when we have to make decisions. Some people would go for the “logical” side and follow what their mind dictates them to do, but others would rather drop everything, take risks, and follow what their heart decides.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.

Artists are viewed as role models, and they impact people’s lives through their art. Promoting recycling through art is one of the ways to motivate and inspire people to do their part in saving the environment.

by Cil Flores.

Cut My Ventricles
by Spontak

He cut my mind
from my heart
noodles splayed carmine
vessels bust blood —
 
Follow the arrow
of my obsessions,
lost observations
mistaken into passion.
 
Follow the point
to my ventricle of vice,
to my ventricle of virtue
where no surgeon can
lacerate my inflictions —
 
I want surgery
on my circulatory
bloody roadmap gone awry
gone to die
gone without turning left
                  turning right   
                           at duality’s lobed fork in the road.

Devoured

by Calvin Larena

Medium: Plastic bags. Acrylic paint. Graphite and charcoal powder.

About artwork: A brief illustration how animals (not only marine creatures) suffers from the so called “comfort living” humans – the most intelligent entity suffer.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.

It is important for us – human beings to promote recycling hence we are not only creature – who lives on the planet. And such, in the end, everything will turned back to us. In my personal opinion, it is important since from being individual, start to become a team. A team has more power and so on. It is not just local artist, it is important for everybody to become a leader to be aware how these plastic shits are destroying our lovely mother earth.

by Calvin Larena.

Coral Garden

by Angelo Delos Santos

Medium: Acrylic paint on recycled plastic canvas.

About artwork: The painting represents the beauty of local underwater world and how fragile it can be if we will not take care of our environment.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.

I combine sea creatures, corals and seagrass in my artworks because it is my way of showing people that in order to protect marine lives, we also need to protect their habitat. I chose pen and ink to express the beauty of wildlife in black and white.

by Angelo Delos Santos.

Catfish Rapture
by Spontak

She sat on a cliff
its green cascading
into waterfall, never
to be autumnal, colored —
opinionated by the stingrays
gliding over leaves,
squirts exposed awaiting
to spritz her glasses.
Then she’ll see spotted
eel catfish descending past
the eclipse, its rapture
of tangled gills still
pulsing the course through
bamboo and its forest,
its thick density too weightless
for her glasses to see.

The Refillery

by Jane

Medium: Mixed media on recycled plastic canvas.

About artwork: I believe that zero waste shopping habits are one of the most important things everyone should do in order to live eco friendly lifestyle. Refillery is the shop where you can bring your bottle or bag and refill it with grocery needed and where you can also buy some package free items. I love this great and clear concept.

For sale: Proceeds will support environmental programs by Plastic Warrior Dumaguete.

Art market

Special product was created for Recycle Me project. Using cute characters and motivational slogans Pinspired Philippines launched stickers, postcards, wooden pins, posters to attract more people to the problem and make them inspired.

art market Pinspired Philippines Go Green product stickers postcards art prints

Free printable poster

Zero waste alternatives recycle go green free printable poster by Pinspired Philippines Dumaguete Negros Oriental War on Waste

You can also download for free poster which teach young ones to be more responsible consumers and know plastic waste as well as zero waste alternatives.

Go green and support locals!

Organisers and sponsors:

Plastic Warrior Dumaguete NGO zero waste recycling
Pinspired Philippines logo souvenir gift art shop in Dumaguete city
Lipay Mindo Zero Waste shop Dumaguete Dauin

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