If you assembled all of the bottle tops that you had accumulated over a three year period it would probably resemble the Dick Westphal 'Caps' photo collage.
The artist arranged an assortment of lids that he and his family had collected over several years into four separate collages that were either blue, red, green or white in color. Each monochromatic piece made use of caps of all shapes and sizes and of varying degrees of opaqueness.
While the pieces are certainly visually appealing, they do have a deeper symbolism that exists beneath the surface. These repurposed cap captures tell a unique tale of the consumption patterns of one family and beg viewers to question what each lid used in the piece could have belonged to once upon a time.
The Dick Westphal 'Caps' Series Documents Consumption Patterns
1. Repurposed Art - Opportunities for artists to create unique artworks using recycled materials.
2. Symbolic Photography - Exploring deeper meanings and narratives through the use of visual symbolism in photography.
3. Sustainable Consumption - Increasing awareness of consumption patterns and promoting responsible and eco-friendly lifestyles.
1. Art and Design - Artists and designers can incorporate repurposed materials into their creations to offer unique and sustainable products.
2. Photography - Photographers can experiment with symbolisms and visual storytelling techniques to create thought-provoking imagery.
3. Sustainability and Environment - Organizations and initiatives focused on promoting sustainable consumption can leverage art and photography to raise awareness and inspire behavior change.