Sunday, July 18, 2010

Summer at Penland School

This summer july 2010 i shared the priveledge of co-teaching with one of the true elders of the clay tribe George Kokis at Penland School in North Carolina. An experience that continues to live within me... check out the blog that was set up about the class http://clay-myth.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

contact info....

rodney@rodrigosrecycledart.com
www.rodrigosrecycledart.com

Monday, June 21, 2010

Corazoncitos "Little Hearts"

Every once and a while I get stuck so instead of sketching I make things, and these little hearts somehow led me to my next project.
Gracias a las corazoncitos!


Nails, paintcan lid, and rusted crud.



Rusted nails, bolts, wire, and metal conduit.



Old broom handle, rusted nails, bottle caps, and an old paintbrush.



Rusted nails, bottle caps, and diamond plate.



Old jump rope, metal curtain hangers, and notebook thingies.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

ENCINITAS GREEN SPRING FLOWER THING WORKSHOP

OK HERE'S HOW THIS Workshop WENT DOWN...First of all i gathered scrap plywood then cut and painted some 30 or more flowers. attendees of the workshop were asked to bring enough trash to decorate one flower. items such as old toys, beach trash, bottle caps, wire plastic, plates, and old junk in general. A bunch of helpers showed up and being as it was a parent/child workshop all went real smoothly. thanks to all who participated. Now the next layer of this project will be a bunch of insects all decorated by our community at encinitas environment day june 6 2010. they all will be exhibited outside the Encinitas Library for approximately one year.. ya hooooooo



HARD AT WORK OR IS THAT PLAY?

A PARENT CHILD WORKSHOP




ALL THINGS WERE ATTACHED EITHER BY STAPLING OR SCREWED ON...



SUNGLASSES POPSICLE STICKS




EVERY FLOWER WAS A UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND






THE END RESULTS WERE ASTONISHING CANT WAIT FOR THE REST OF THE PIECES TO BE FINISHED...





Monday, April 26, 2010

DeL MaR HillS aCAdemY fLOweR PoWEr exHIbITIoN 2010

trash more trash

texture





color
fun



5th grade class flower

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5th grade class flower













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color

texture








dEL MaR HilLs AcaDEmY flower Power ExhibiT 2010











texture and more color




butterflys and flowers

Del Mar Hills Academy Flower Power Exhibit




























teens and more texture





















  1. young fun and a colorful






COLor TexTure Fun Children OceaN inspiRatTioN NaTurE and MorE fuNnnnn!...











all the helpers

drill squad
discerning trash
laying the design out
where should i put this trash?


toddlers really enjoyed the colors and textures


love this shot mom dad kids in background going surfing

OK Here'S how this project went down... first OF all i had To coMe up wiTh a concept and a garDen thEME seeMed to be the idea that stuck. so i made a template of a simple flower shape then with the help of del mar super mom's becky dEllEr and Mara biCkett and mYseLf collected Scrap plywoOd from vaRioUs construCtIon sites. I then proceeded to cut out #350 fLOwers which turned my right forearm into a version of popeye. I liGHtly sanDed theM and thEn based coated and ColoR coated each piece for each class K thru 6... ThE KIds theN hand PaiNted their InDividual flowers and were asked to collect enough trash to decorate their flower We regrouped and a sMall army of parent worker bees showed up at the Del Mar HIlls academy and spent some 6 hours applying trash to the flower by stapling and screwing in the varied pieces. AfTer that they all were hung in The main builDing so as all could enjoy them. after that beckY and mAra attached a small metal disk to the back and we then brought all of them to powerhaouse ParK and hung them on small bamboo stakes. Phew amazing..













2 things I beLieVe in aRt and California



























Saturday, October 31, 2009

"2009 Coastal Champion Youth Honoree Award"

2009 Coastal Champion Awards Coastkeeper is proud to celebrate the accomplishment's of this year's Coastal Champion Honorees.Coastal Champion Business Honoree - Hubbell and Hubbell Architects Coastal Champion Youth Honoree - Fish for Thought, Mara Bickett and Becky DellerCoastal Champion Community Honorees - Dr. Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of OceanographyMargarita Diaz, Proyecto Fronte de Educacion Ambiental
The coveted Coastal Champion Awards are given annually to dedicated community, business and youth leaders throughout the San Diego whose outstanding accomplishments have helped to protect and restore our coastal environment.
Coastal Champion Youth Honoree

Fish for Thought is an environmental art project that raises awareness about the negative impact trash has on our oceans and marine life in elementary school students, their families and the community. Mara Bickett, Becky Deller and Sara Wingate, parents from Del Mar Hills Academy, conceived of a project in which grade K-6 schoolchildren would collect trash from the beach and home and turn it into beautiful artwork to highlight the problem of trash on our beaches. At an educational assembly, children discussed the problems caused by plastic in the ocean and the need to reduce, reinvent, reuse, and recycle. More than 400 Del Mar elementary school students worked with recycled trash artist Rodrigo, aka, Rodney McCoubrey to create their masterpieces on used recycled wood fish "blanks.” With help from the Del Mar Lifeguards, the fish were mounted on sticks and planted every 10 feet, lining the one-mile length of Del Mar beach. On May 30th, the project culminated in the "Fish Sticks" exhibition, accompanied by a community beach clean-up, and brought a poignant visual message about environmentalism to the greater Del Mar community. Coastkeeper is pleased to recognize Fish for Thought for educating the community and empowering students to become the environmental stewards of tomorrow .
I was out of town for the awards celebration so of course i had these beautiful woman receive it. What an effort/fun project and a truly amazing group of people that helped put it all together
Muchismas Gracias !!!




How to describe beautiful = Mara, Becky, and Sara Oh yeah!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

encinitas community flowers

sO fOR THE
eNCINITAs eNVIRONMeNT dAY WE dECIDED TO CrEATE FLoweRs For The coMMuniTY to DecoRate and this is what we Came Up With..collect LoTs oF PlasTic bottLeCaps and CorKs
Cut out Shapes add paiNt and FUn an wallAH coMmunitY FLowerS
more caps and corKs

a group of us started them in my back yard


take a bunch of plastIc Trash anD ThiS Is the waY they TurNed out!!!



The FLOwerS in PlACe the SiTe








floWeR PoWEr