jesus bubu negron: cigarette butt street rug
jesus bubu negron: cigarette butt street rug 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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  • good concept…..

    morsalin says:
  • It’s nice, but it surely has a bad smell of smoke!

    FRA says:
  • not to mention herpes

    anon says:
  • Beautiful. Inspiring. Free.
    Herpes? That’s free as well, but perhaps better gotten from another source. You can’t get this from dead used paper.
    Concentrate on the art, dude.
    Smelly, foul, and brilliant, but not infections.

    XoSkellington says:
  • that’s cool as hell, but disgusting as hell too… beautiful art, horrible death… and yes, it is incredibly toxic… not from human infection (highly improbable since all the butts are i’m sure quite old… disease, viruses, don’t usually live in a airy dry place), but many of the toxic compounds from the cigarettes, are all quite concentrated in that paper… definitely keep kids and animals far away from it, it’s quite deadly to them…

    but yeah, awesome art… makes me think about the huge bag of garbage i have in my kitchen now… oh gawd, no, i’m not going to make giant beer can art… yes, i drink a lot of beer, but i won’t go there… no frat boy art for me… hahaha

    ratonabike says:
  • Excellent work of many from this puertorican – young artist. Is amazing how he reuses the cigars and the street concept.


    elisse says:
  • Excellent! Looks like a real carpet!!!! Congratulation Jesus Bubu Negron. You are a very creative artist.

    Miriam says:
  • interesting how people criticize the dirtiness of the piece mentioning disease and impurities of cigarette and stuff… but forget everyone walks on top of it everyday.. it’s everywhere… he just collected the dirt (butts) and made an art work. Well done!

    Raff says:
  • This is excellent! I like it that he turned an abject product into a productive object. says:
  • I did something similar to this for a class project, but not nearly as intricate. This is incredibly beautiful.

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