New York City artist Adrian Kondratowicz talks trash in a very colorful way… over the past two years, he has partnered with local businesses to draw attention to environmental awareness through his installation entitled TRASH: anycoloryoulike.  The concept is simple and effective… brightly colored garbage bags with polka dots are placed in dense urban areas, giving waste a dynamic sculptural presence that makes it hard to ignore.

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The mission of the project is to accomplish these goals:

  • Art Accessibility
  • Urban Beautification
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Color Therapy in Public Spaces
  • An Exercise in Perception

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In addition to their flamboyant hues, the bags are 100% biodegradable and naturally scented to repel insects and vermin.  They have been used throughout New York City and in several countries around the world.  Custom colors can be ordered through the project’s website <HERE>

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About Joshua Foss


Joshua is a leading voice for transformational change. He is the editor of Metro Hippie, co-founder and director of development of the Ecala Group, and adjunct faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is also an ambassador for the Living Building Challenge and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, trade shows and summits.