I see more and more art that relies as much on using a novel 'support' as it does on unique imagery. It's like a low-brow, pop-art hybrid between conceptual and visual art. I found this here but there's more about Boey here.
Styrofoam – or, rather, the foam products most people refer to as “Styrofoam” – gets a bad rap: It's cheap. Disposable. Never degrades. The coffee cup you toss away today will still be polluting some ocean or landfill after your grandchildren die.
About the only time it makes the news is when some city bans its use – as more than 20 California cities have done. Or when some art auction sells a cup with a dead ladybug in it for $29,900 – as happened in 2001. All of which makes the simple, 4-cent cup the epitome of Pop Art. It's at once kitschy and unhip and dismissed by all.
Boey also has a unique blog. I wish I'd thought of this idea! Maybe I'll steal it as a way to resucitate this space. Not yet, though, as all you'd get right now is a lot of "Damn it's hot here. It's so hot. WTF -- this is supposed to be the Pacific Northwest. I'm so hot."
I have to go and cool off now.