Little Shiva plays with trash
There’s too much of our crap on the planet and no good place to put it. Did you know there’s a patch of the Pacific Ocean (the North Pacific Gyre) so completely covered in plastic trash you can’t even see the water? Ewwww! Until the whole system changes, trash is here to stay. Might as well put it to good use – but where does a trash fashionista start? Making a trash bag tutu isn’t gonna save the world, but you’ll sure look good trying.
The Visible Trash Society was founded by Little Shiva as a protest project against over-production, over-consumption and waste in general. With an eye for creativity and innovation, she fishes for treasure in the sea of trash, meditating on each catch like a zen koan. It currently exists as this slow-growing blog, with interesting tidbits added at a rate slightly faster than that of decomposing cigarette butts. Not interested in the fast-paced or the short-term, The Visible Trash Society is as eternal as plastic.
Have fun picking through the pile.
Inspiration for The Visible Trash Society came from a chance meeting with Judith Selby-Lang and her husband Richard Lang, one day after their wedding at Burning Man (Black Rock City, Nevada) in the summer of 2004. They have a small pickup truck (“A Feather on the Breath of God) completely covered in white plastic trash they collected from Kehoe Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore. The table and chair pictured above (“Home Again”) is another one of their plastic projects. Judith’s handmade plastic bag wedding gown (below) could’ve made the pages of Vogue.