First, it was Jimi Hendrix … fashioned from bottle caps.
Now, artist Marc Laurenson has created a portrait of Mick Jagger from cast-off toys.
The large format reproduction of a famous early photograph of Jagger is one of more than two dozen artworks made from repurposed materials now on display at Mojo Gastro Pub, on the second floor of Bayshore Mall.
‘Trash Talks 2’ is a follow up to the ‘Trash Talks’ show held at Premier Wine and Spirits Tap Room in April.
In addition to Laurenson’s pieces, artist Kerwin Ebanks said the new exhibit features textiles by Rhonda Edie, mixed media by Nasaria Suckoo Chollette, sculpture by Ebanks and Joseph Betty, fluid art and epoxy resin by Marcia Codner, Bonnie Lambert and June-South Robinson, and sea glass jewelry by Olivia Sutton.
Several of the pieces are for sale. However, the aim of the exhibition is to stimulate dialogue on the issues of pollution, sustainability and effective waste management. It is also hoped that the show inspires others to explore the many ways they can repurpose objects in their artwork.
The exhibit opens on Friday and runs through 31 Dec. Admission is free.
Hours are 11am to 10pm daily.