Friday, November 19, 2010

Canstruction at Barton Creek Mall

It starts with one can. To feed the hungry, to lift the spirit, to change the world...

Check out Canstruction, going on through this weekend at Barton Creek Mall. Competing teams, led by local architects, engineers and builders showcase their talents by designing and building giant sculptures made entirely of canned foods. At the close of the canstruction exhibition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

CGA participated in the first Austin Canstruction 2 years ago, with our structure 'Ants Can'. Our idea and design was a structure that symbolized the global effort of giving, which is the objective of Canstruction. Ants have often been used in children's stories and fables to represent industriousness and cooperative effort illustrating what it takes to make a positive difference. We created an anthill out of almost 1,400 cans of pork & beans, represented by the brown, dirt-colored label. The grass is characterized by almost 900 cans of green beans, with labels resembling blades of grass. Several cans of chopped ham, olives and sardines are connected together to form the ants. Totaling well over 2,000 cans, our structure portrays an image of the collaborative effort of ants gathering food to support the colony. Our creation will provide nourishment to many people in need, proving that if ants can…so can we.

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