Giveaway: Wooden Bowl Made from a Tree Felled by Hurricane Sandy in NYC
So excited about this giveaway! Topher´s work is stunning!
There will be one winner. One entry per person. Giveaway ends Friday, December 21, 2012 at 8pm EST. Open to delivery addresses worldwide.
"This is not a bowl, this is a message about waste and opportunity," says the artist Topher DesPrés. These bowls are vessels of and within themselves, they hold your things and they carry the message that waste is a terrible thing and opportunity is all around us - even in 'waste'." These bowls are made from the naturally fallen trees of NYC, this particular bowl was made from a tree that fell during Hurricane Sandy, it is inscribed with where the tree fell + Hurricane Sandy 2012.
25% of the sales of these pieces is donated to Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project which replants trees and transforms NYC community spaces.
With a full time job as the Director of Wilhelmina's Fitness division wood working is purely a labor of love for Topher. The mission to create things out of the naturally fallen trees of NYC evolved purely organically. "I've always felt like there's a lot of waste around us, the things we throw away and wasted opportunities. As a wood worker in NYC there really isn't much in the way of wood supply for my craft, but I noticed trees that have fallen being chipped into mulch or thrown away and I thought why not use those? Its going to save me money and they're being wasted anyway. I started working with them and the more I did the message began to flesh itself out to me."
To learn more about the NYRP or to make a donation visit: www.nyrp.org
For more on Topher or to order a piece visit: www.topherdespres.com
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