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Creative Reuse in Functional Art: Bryan Parks

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Years ago, while living in China, Bryan Parks witnessed an alarming amount of wasted chopsticks and began to question what impact such mass-production and waste must have on the environment.
Inspired to find a use for this often discarded resource, Bryan began extensive research & development efforts. From this process Bryan's chopstick art was born. Pairing eastern aesthetics with western conservationism, Bryan creates functional art that adds elegance to any environment.

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  • Adele Peters

    I like the designs, but also wonder how the original problem could be solved—why aren't reusable chopsticks more common?

    • GreenLifeGal

      I do believe reusable chopsticks are becoming more common practice and I hope that trend continues!

  • GreenLifeGal

    Elegant yet functional.. it's all about the form and design with Bryan's chopstick art. I love it all... and who wouldn't? What a wonderful way to make use of an often discarded resource. Thank you, Bryan!!

    • Emily Howard

      I agree! Great to see someone inspired to find a new purpose for used items. Thanks for sharing!

      • GreenLifeGal

        Glad you see the beauty and purpose in Bryan's work as well... Please help spread the word about what we're doing, so more people will be inspired. Thanks!!