Malaysian artists transform trash into art work


Batik scraps from Fariza Azlina pieced together and beaded by Hyde-Brown. Photo: Caroline Hyde-Brown

Homegrown artist Joanne Loo is aware of the enormity of environmental issues like global warming, acid rain and water pollution. And she is consciously examining ways to minimise her carbon footprint.

In the last five months, Loo, 30, and Malaysian-born Britain-based batik artist Ummi Khaltum Junid, 35, have been working on Projek Trash Treasure, whereby they churn waste material into creative works.

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