Monday, April 27, 2009

Guadalupe River Clean Up, Collecting Materials for Banners

On the recommendation of the Friends of Guadalupe River Park and Gardens, I joined a Rotary Club creek clean up in San Jose at Taylor Bridge to collect materials for the visitor participator banners I will create for the San Jose Museum of Quilt and Textiles at the SubZero event in June. I was amazed by how the garbage, mostly shreds of plastic grocery bags, mixed with plant fibers and created swirling nests clogging the water. In places where the creek was low, these nests dry and are frozen swaying in an invisible current.

Below: materials I collected from this creek clean up and from what students collected at a Walk-a-Thon at Stevens Creek Elementary School in Cupertino.

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