jesus bubu negron: cigarette butt street rug
apr 01, 2010
jesus bubu negron: cigarette butt street rug

cigarette butt street rug by jesus bubu negron, 2007
photo © haupt & binder

puerto rican artist jesus bubu negron commissioned street cleaners to collect used cigarette butts which
he then turned into a woven carpet. the art project was presented at the sharjah biennale documenting
the street cleaners at work and helpers fabricating the carpet. the carpet itself uses the paper of the
cigarettes unrolled and layered on top of each other. the design utilizes the yellow and white pieces
from the paper to create a pattern similar to a woven textile rug.

cigarette butt street rug by jesus bubu negron, 2007
photo © haupt & binder

cigarette butt street rug by jesus bubu negron, 2007
photo © haupt & binder

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