Friday, June 3
R-365 - A Year’s Worth of the Unwanted
Sarah Filipi hung up her paralegal cap for an artist sombrero in 2013. Sarah is a nature-loving, adventure-seeking photographer based out of Minneapolis. Her free-spirited, environmentally conscious and optimist soul seeks beauty. She operates on instinct and chance. She has bold ideas and ignites influential change in others.
"I found myself running one bright, warm and crisp fall morning. While running, I spotted something shinny on the path. As I got closer, I discovered a crushed Mountain Dew can. I picked it up, examined it and carried it home to recycle, thinking, 'Today, I’m going to make a difference.' For the next 365 consecutive days, I kept a promise I made to Mother Nature and myself. I would pick up, photograph and document one piece (often several) of trash I found interfering with nature. Thus, my project, R-365, became a personal undertaking to leave the places I visited more beautiful than I found them."