Inspired by Trash: Recycled Materials and Creative Process with Sara Basehart


Sara Basehart shares how recycled materials and creative process make beautiful art and a successful retail business in Taos New Mexico.

Sara Basehart is an artist whose medium is recycling. After building an earth-ship with her husband in the high desert of Taos New Mexico, Sara became immersed in a whole new art form based on trash compilations screwed to wooden bases reclaimed from the local ReStore and other sources. Each piece can take up to 5 years to complete.

An earthship is a house built out of cans, tires and bottles plastered with adobe dirt and solar powered as well as rain water collecting.  It was a shocking moment of truth when she realized she should be living her whole life by these same concepts: recycled, reused, renewed, and transformed with her two hands.

You can see some of Sara’s on her underused Instagram @recycledrebellion but mostly found in Seconds eco store, my small business in downtown Taos, NM.

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Greater World Earthship Community Facebook Page

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