The Upcycled Garden installation is an ever-growing and touring concept by Daniel Attaboy Seifert. Each sculptural element in with locally sourced recycled cardboard and mostly house paint and spray paint remnants. While beautiful and organic on the outside, when many of the sculptures are flipped over, you can see a visual diary of consumption (gluten free pizza, Covid tests, light bulb and amazon boxes, etc) that is used to create them.
Attaboy started making them when dealing with lockdown, rising costs of living and as therapy for post car crash PTSD and a neurological condition. There is little to no planning while making them, and the open ended play of constructing them is soothing. Different groupings of the sculptures are being created all the time, and the installation is set to grow at work shops with children and community artists hosted by the artist in 2023 and 2024.
The Upcycled Garden began at a converted mortuary turned gallery in Oakland and has been exhibited at: Uma Gallery, The Brea City Gallery, Mainstreet LA, Art Thou Gallery and more. We can’t wait to announce the amazing art institutions, museums, and art spaces which have been recently been added to the exhibition schedule of the Upcycled Garden!