Rainbows of trash

Melbourne's Liz Jones scavenges colorful trash from beaches and riverbeds and arranges them by color in these striking collages, which she calls "Rubbish Rainbows."

Rubbish Rainbows (via Craft)


  1. This reminds me of the colour sorting of scrap in Jasper Fforde’s ‘Shades of Grey’. Not sure whether that’s awesome or a bit scary.

    1. That’s exactly what I thought. They have to mine old dumps for residual colored objects, which they refine into dyes. People in the book can only see a restricted range of color or are colorblind, and their whole society is ranked by which colors you see and how strongly. I think it’s Fforde’s best work, and I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel.

  2. @MorganHopes That was my first thought as well.
    @boingboing eds Go read Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. It’s bloody good!

  3. Coming up: BB post about cool pottery.

    “The Mesopotamians did this ages ago. Pfft.”

    1. That’s right! Who cares if it’s been done before, almost all art is a rehash, remix (whatever) of things gone by, surely how Liz Jones defines her work is what makes it interesting? What spin she puts on it?

      It’s not EXACTLY the same as the work of Robert Rindler or Tony Cragg, but it probably owes a lot to it. Should that diminish it in any way?

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