Trash to Treasure features Ahol Sniffs Glue on WPLG Channel 10
Trash to Treasure features RA+DI Entrepreneurial Resident Ahol Sniffs Glue, on WPLG Channel 10 television in Miami for his Geographies of Trash project developed during is RA+DI Residency.
‘When Local 10 News first launched Don’t Trash Our Treasure on Earth Day 2021, we did so with the intention of engaging more people to be mindful about how and where they dispose of their waste and hopefully be more conscious of the environmental footprint their everyday choices leave behind.
On Wednesday, we featured a celebrated and collected local artist, who’s taken that same mission to a whole new level, turning street litter into highly valued works of art.
If you look closely around Miami, you can see eyes everywhere, from signs to skyscrapers to busses to art galleries.
It’s the work of Cuban-American artist David Anasagasti, aka “Ahol Sniffs Glue.”
“I dedicated my complete, entire space to him, because he’s really the artist I’ve been looking for,” said Frame Art Brickell owner Alfred Zayden.
His paintings sell for upwards of $10,000, but, if you’re lucky, you can also find his art on the street for free. This is an integral component of “Geographies of Trash,” a project that Anasagatsi launched during the pandemic.’
Ahol Sniffs Glue, born David Anasagasti in 1982, is a Cuban-American artist known for his distinctive graffiti and street art in Miami, Florida. His work gained recognition for its unique blend of social commentary and surrealism, often featuring droopy-eyed characters that have become his signature motif. One of his most groundbreaking projects, Geographies of Trash, explores the concept of waste and the environmental issues affecting urban communities while reimagining the relationship between the artist and his collectors.
The City of North Miami Beach Commissioner Daniela Jean issued a proclamation for Geographies of Trash on January 23, 2023, at the Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator.
On the Air:
- Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 at 6:30pm on WPLG Channel 10 in Miami