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E60 - Stephanie Hongo - Creator of Sugarfox - Upcycling Plastics and Trash into Stunning One of a Kind Creations

The UpCycle Canada Podcast: Your Eco-Friendly Inspiration

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Episode  ·  41:59  ·  May 2, 2023


E60 - Stephanie Hongo - Creator of Sugarfox - Upcycling Plastics and Trash into Stunning One of a Kind CreationsMY NAME IS STEPHANIE HONGO AND I AM AN AMERICAN ARTIST LIVING IN CONNECTICUT. I HAVE BEEN CREATING ART FOR THE MAJORITY OF MY LIFE, BUT IT WASN’T UNTIL I BEGAN MAKING MY TRASH PIECES THAT I REALLY FELT INSPIRED TO CREATE ART FOR ART’S SAKE. I COME FROM A FAMILY OF CREATORS OF ALL KINDS, FROM CARPENTRY TO TYPOGRAPHY WE ALL HAVE AN ABILITY TO “MAKE THINGS.” THIS BROAD RANGE OF ABILITY AND INFLUENCE WAS A BIG FACTOR IN DEVELOPING MY OWN BRAND OF CREATIVITY.WHEN I FIRST BEGAN MAKING THESE PIECES I ATTEMPTED A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS: ANIMALS, FLOWERS, INANIMATE OBJECTS, EVEN SPORTS LOGOS. AS TIME HAS GONE ON HOWEVER, I’VE NARROWED MY INTEREST TO MAKING JUST ANIMALS. THIS MAY CHANGE IN THE FUTURE, BUT FOR NOW IT IS WHAT INSPIRES ME MOST. OCTOPUSES AND ANIMAL BUSTS ARE AMONG MY FAVORITE THINGS TO CREATE, AND OCTOPUS PIECES ARE BY FAR THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER.I DO ALL THE WORK ON MY PIECES OUT OF MY HOME. THE STUDIO I HAVE CREATED FOR MYSELF IS ALWAYS FULLY STOCKED WITH A MOUNTAIN OF TRASH AND RECYCLABLES DONATED BY FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND INDIVIDUALS IN MY COMMUNITY. THERE IS FAR TOO MUCH WASTE GENERATED IN THE WORLD. I WANT TO DO MY SMALL PART IN HELPING ELIMINATE SOME OF THAT, WHILE IN TURN MAKING BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE WORKS OF ART. https://www.instagram.com/Sugarfox_art/https://sugarfox.net/___https://upcyclecanada.ca/Check out a great new podcast created just for Dad!  We want to encourage and empower Dads everywhere to be the best Dad they can be!  Check out everything for Dad at https://dadspace.ca/Please share this podcast with a Dad that you love!Buzzsprout is our podcast host for this show!Ready to find a better podcast host for your show? Get a $20 credit applied to your new Buzzsprout Account by using our link! Starting a new show or looking for a better host? Buzzsprout is amazing!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1855306Please note! To qualify for this promotion. All accounts must remain on a pay plan and maintained in good standing (paid in full) for 2 consecutive billing cycles before credits are applied to either party.

41m 59s  ·  May 2, 2023

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