The Urban Eucalypti was inspired by objects typically found on construction sites, specifically in their waste and junk bins.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
Chad Arendsen is the owner of Chad of All Trades, a company that provides several different types of help to home and business owners that includes handyman work, room redesigns and remodels, and additions to buildings and several other forms of construction and repair projects that are needed by the company’s customers. Mr. Arendsen is also dedicated to providing help to the community, and he is doing so once again by donating what are known as ‘urban Eucalypti’ to an auction that will benefit the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning.
Mr. Arendsen worked with students who take part in the programs offered by the Solana Beach
Foundation for Learning by gathering loose materials that can be found at construction sites. He helped to refabricate these materials, consisting of metals and plastics, and worked with the students to build structures that look like Eucalyptus plants that can be placed in any home or business as a decoration. When these manufactured plants made of recycled materials are complete, they will be donated to an auction that will be held to benefit the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning so that funds can be added to their operating budget.
According to Mr. Arendsen, “The Urban Eucalypti was inspired by objects typically found on construction sites, specifically in their waste and junk bins. By deconstructing various objects and comparing the more raw forms of those materials to the shapes, textures and colors of things found in nature, this piece was created almost as organically as the object it mimics.”
Mr. Arendsen added that, “Adding to its innateness, each strand of leaves was hand drawn and cut loosely so that no two leaves are identical, though all maintain a generic solidarity. The leaves were then brought to the class for painting, where the students were able to learn the fun and art form of canned spray paint, each imperfection and color variation again adding to the overall realism of the piece, as well as giving them the unique tactile quality that they now possess. The leaves are auspiciously grounded by a simple, free from tree trunk and branch system fashioned from scrap rebar.”
Mr. Arendsen and the students learned through this project that the Eucalyptus is a species of plant that is not found as often as it used to be because of over-development, and the project itself will teach the students that using materials that may be seen as trash is a positive way to contribute to the art world and to help the environment.
About Chad of All Trades
Chad of All Trades is a San Diego home remodeling service that has been providing help by way of home remodeling projects, repair work, outdoor remodeling projects, home expansions and many other types of home improvement work. The team of San Diego home remodelers has a collective level of professional experience that exceeds 40 years, and the team is expanding into these markets because of its trusted track record of results.