Artist Spotlight: Bryan Parks and Chopstick Art

Some years ago Bryan Parks was living in China. During lunch with a friend he started pondering about how many disposable chopsticks must get thrown out every year. That is when the seed got planted in his head.L2-4Colors - Bryan Parks

Once he returned to Oregon, he made arrangements with nearby Asian restaurants to gather their used disposable chopsticks.  He then sanitizes them, paints or stains them, and finally, handcrafts them into functional products.folding soap wgreen soap - Bryan Parks (1)

Bryan says, “I saw a resource that there was plenty of and was only being used once. Why would you not want to try to re-use a perfectly good material!? ” Check out the folding baskets and more out of recycled bamboo chopsticks. Large red folding basket - Bryan Parks (1)

Bryan Parks and Chopstick Art is at Table #17.