RALEIGH, NC, USA – Activate Good volunteers gathered in a downtown Raleigh warehouse in June 2013 to help create elements for the Wilder’s Grove Project, a community based art installation. The Activate Good website has built communities of the volunteers that share common values and a desire to get together. These are human interest communities within a city.
The artists behind the project, Matt McConnell (McConnell Studios), Lee Cherry (NCSU College of Design), and Marc Russo (NCSU College of Design), hope to raise awareness of the impact of waste on the environment and the importance of thoughtful waste management. When complete, the wall will be installed inside Wilders Grove Service Center – Raleigh’s new 27-acre recycling solid waste facility on Beacon Lake Drive. The center is the nation’s first integrated solid waste facility and was built to LEED Platinum standards, which measure a building’s sustainability.
Wilders Grove Project Wall, side view, showing the depth of the waves – Green Fabrics, Aluminum Tabs, Brown Packaging, Yellow Packaging, & Blue Plastic, with six digital Kaleidoscopes, two of which are viewer activated with recyclable materials. This representation will change with the variety of materials brought to the project by the public, and will have much greater depth in its final form.