Ian schwartz, artist at IF gallery
Ian Schwartz is an artist whose works are on display at IF (International Fusionism) Gallery, 107 North Fourth Street. He uses plastics and other items that have been thrown away for his artwork. He has been in Easton since July.
I grew up in Brooklyn, and I'm walking around, and I'm seeing changing architecture as well as a lot of plastic stuff in the streets, and I started associating milk crates with architecture and the city in general."
"What made you start using found trash as art?"
"Recycling and unnecessary melting down of plastics when they can be reused for other things. It's an environmental statement, but also a decorative statement in terms of reusing patterns that are functional and can be reused for decorative purposes. You can make art with any type of material; that's the fusion aspect."
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