Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reincarnate! That is the mantra of The Buddha at the Trash Fence, a 30′ tall puppet of Buddha, constructed from 695 PET plastic bottles (the amount the U.S. throws away every second).
Partially funded by an arts grant from the Burning Man Organization, participants can move the Buddha’s head, arm & fingers via pedaling, braking & turning a repurposed mounted bicycle at the Buddha’s lap. The puppet control mechanisms are made from hundreds of similarly recycled bicycle parts & gears (representing the estimated 5000 bikes abandoned at the event in 2017).
Using reincarnated steel & lighting from previous art installation, Digital Dalang, combined with locally sourced, donated recyclables; The Buddha at the Trash Fence installation aims to be 90% recycled, powered only by you, your trash & the sun!
We will launch our crowdfunding campagin shortly but until then you can make monetary donations via paypal below, and we will honor your contribution with a exclusive perk from our crowdfunding campaign!
Please leave a note that it is for the Trash Buddha and if you want to be anonymous or listed as a donor on our crowdfunding page.
IF YOU LIVE IN LOCAL RENO AREA WE WILL BE ACCEPTING CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE FORM OF THESE RECYCLABLES;
CONACT firstname.lastname@example.org FOR PICKUP AND WE WILL AWARD YOU WITH A TRASH BUDDHA TEAM STICKER!