Sandy’s Driftwood Becomes Color-Blocked Art For Charity
From Fast Company January 28, 2013 - 5:45pm
Two New York art directors collected, dried, and painted wood they found on the Jersey Shore after the hurricane. Now, the pieces are being sold to benefit local reconstruction efforts. It’s been three months since Hurricane Sandy blasted New York and New Jersey, and the media spotlight has long since moved on. But work continues, with the Army Corps of Engineers struggling to clear millions of pounds of sand off the streets and shorefront families struggling to heat their homes in sub-freezing temperatures. In short--it’s going to be a while before things are “back to normal.” “It’s too often that tragedies like this go out of sight, out of mind,” says Allbriton Robbins, an art director at the Barbarian Group who lives in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. “Which is why we wanted to do something that let people always have a way to reme...
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