Marion's work is in the collection of many museums and she has won numerous awards. As usual, Marion brought a huge assortment of recycled computer parts for us to assemble into our own original creations. She safely disassembles computer components and prepares them for safe use.
Participants make all kinds of creations from the parts Marion brings to her workshops.
Marion Martinez's Steps to Recycling Technology into Art
Salvage technology discards
Safely disassemble finds
Sort/categorize circuit boards and components
Sketch out idea/designs
Select circuit board(s) to be used
Clean boards and other parts/components
Unsolder components not necessary for design (save for future use)
Transfer design to printed circuit boards
Cut out design(s)
File and sand design(s)
Steel wool and polish board(s)
Clean and wash boards and parts
Lay out finished design and assemble
Clean solder flux
Sand and steel wool backs
Final wash (mild soap and water)
Circuit boards prepared for us by Marion.
A participant's work.
Marion speaks to a variety of audiences to raise awareness about the waste that comes from discarded
technology and to encourage their creative reuse.
A beagle pin
Marion consulting with Tom.
Participants hard at work.
Andy's creation, complete with remote control.