Green Artist,Green Art.

Green Artist,Green Art.

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September 13 2010

Green Artist
Hong Kong Willie.Famous Green Artist, Reuse Artist. Artist of the 60’s in the now. Acclaimed Famous Florida folk artist, Living the Life of using objects for many uses. Follow the travels of life.

Green Artist,Green Art.

Green Artist,Green Art.

Green Artist,Green Art.

Artist Born for this time, Lived on a landfill as a child. Reuse Became the way of life. To read the story from the inception of the Name Hong Kong Willie. Famed, by the humble statements from the Key West Citizen, viable art from reuse has found its time. To Live a life in the art world and be so blessed to make a social impact. Artists are to give back, talent is to tell a story, to make change. Reuse is a life experience.
Hong Kong Willie Art Gallery In Tampa, a reuse Art Gallery. Artist Kim,Derek,and Joseph. reuse artist that have lived the life and are meant for the green movement in the world. A gallery that was born for this time. Artist living a freegan life,art that makes a social statement of reuse. Media that has a profound effect in making the word green truly a movement of reuse in the world today and the future.

Green Artist,Green Art.

Black Bird of Key Largo

$98,000.00 USD
1 in stock
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“Black Bird of Key Largo”

The allurement of the winds blowing in the palm trees and the moon shining through and the “Black Bird of Key Largo” looking upon.
Hong Kong Willie

**HONG KONG WILLIE artist Kim Brown, chose aged Florida sawmill stock as canvas. Recovered Brass Hanger: Key West lobster trap rigging. Originally connects and suspends rigging of spiny lobster traps in Key West waters. Candy-like appearance due to multiple protective layers. Assigned number in artist register by Fisherman ID tag, corresponding burn-etched # rear of piece. Key recovered by Robert Jordan, acclaimed treasure hunter: also in identification of piece and artist.

Dimensions:
24″ L
8″ W
4″ H
Weight: 17+ LB

Green Artist,Green Art.

Tampa Art Gallery

USF, Florida Focus

Art

Politicians Use Trap Door

$425.00 USD
1 in stock
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“Politicians Use Trap Door”

HONG KONG WILLIE artist Kim Brown chose rustic Florida sawmill stock as canvas. Recovered Brass Lobster Hanger from Key West fisherman lobster trap rigging. Originally connects and suspends rigging of spiny lobster traps in Key West waters. Now supports many Hong Kong Willie art pieces throughout the world. Hong Kong Willie recognizable edible candy-like appearance due to multiple layers of coating which encase the beauty of the medium and subject. Assigned number in artist register by Fisherman ID tag, also burn-etched into rear of piece. Key is recovered by Robert Jordan, famed treasure hunter, which identify Original Hong Kong Willie art pieces.

Green Artist,Green Art.

FAMOUS, Green Artist

Tampa Art Gallery

VIRAL.

Eye of Toucan

Hong Kong WIllie

Original Art

$8,100.00 USD
1 in stock
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Hong Kong Willie “Eye of Toucan”

Authentic Key West influenced art. What once would have been sawdust spread to the wind, is now what you see here.

Superior reuse of materials.

Wood Source: Aged Sawmill Stock
Copper Hanger Source: Reclaimed Wire
Backing Screw Source: Reclaimed Brass Screw
Key West Fisherman ID Tag Referenced in ARtists Log
Hong Kong Willie Artist: Kim Brown

Green Artist,Green Art.

Tampa Art Gallery

MY FOX TAMPA BAY

Green Artist

Recycling as a Lifestyle and a Business
Tampa Art Galleries. Hong Kong Willie Art Gallery

By:

Chris Futrell, Florida Focus

TAMPA, Fla. – Have you ever seen the building on the corner of Fletcher and I-75 with a bunch of buoys strung everywhere? This small business that many think is an old bait n’ tackle shop is actually Hong Kong Willie.

Derek Brown, 26, and his family own and operate Hong Kong Willie. The little shop specializes in preservation art. The artists don’t take preservation too lightly either.

“99 percent of everything that has gone into a piece of art has been recycled and reused,” Brown said.

Just as unique as the art is, so is the company’s name. Brown says the name was created by his father, Joe Brown, in the 1950s.

“My father being in an art class, being affected by a teacher, they were melting Gerber baby food bottles,” Brown said. “The teacher interjected that Hong Kong had a great reuse and recycling program even then.”

Brown’s father then took that concept and later added the Americanized name Willie to the end. And that’s how Hong Kong Willie was born as a location that offers recycling in a different and creative way.

Hong Kong Willie artists are what are known as freegans. Freegans are less concerned with materialistic things and more concerned about reducing consumption to lessen the footprint humans leave on this planet.

“I’m sure everyone has their own perception of a freegan, possibly jumping into a dumpster or picking up something on the side of the road,” Brown said. “There [are] people who will have excess. There [are] also things that can be trash to one man, but art or a prize to another man.”

Brown and his family carry this practice through to their art. It’s his family’s way of life, turning trash, which would otherwise fill up landfills, into an art form.

The Brown family gets a lot of their inspiration for their art from the Florida Keys. In fact, this is where the deluge of buoys wrapping around the ‘Buoys Tree’ came from, the fishermen of Key West.

“It is Styrofoam, we understand that it does not degrade, but to blame the fishermen for their livelihood wouldn’t be correct, instead we find a usage for those,” Brown said.

Brown said there’s a usage for everything, even the hooks to hold the painted driftwood, which are also salvaged, to the wall are old bent forks. Everything’s reused here. Purses made out of old coffee bean sacks to “kitschy,” as Brown described it, jewelry made from old baseballs.

“Hong Kong Willie truly believes that a piece, whether it’s a bag or a painted artwork, it’s meant for one person.”

Tampa Art Galleries. Hong Kong Willie Art Gallery

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About HONG KONG WILLIE

Artist Born for this time, Lived on a landfill as a child. Reuse Became the way of life. To read the story from the inception of the Name Hong Kong Willie. Famed, by the humble statements form the Key West Citizen, viable art from reuse has found its time. To Live a life in the art world and be so blessed to make a social impact. Artists are to give back, talent is to tell a story, to make change. Reuse is a life experience. To think now of the past and the story of Hong Kong Willie, Why i have to say it was for a reason. Hong Kong Willie Art Gallery In Tampa, a reuse Art Gallery. Artist Kim,Derek,and Joseph. reuse artist that have lived the life and are meant for the green movement in the world. A gallery that was born for thist time. Artist living a freegan life,art that makes a social statement of reuse. Media that has a profound effect in making the word green truly a movement of reuse in the world today and the future. Contact the Artists for appointment @ (813)770-4794 HONG KONG WILLIE A TAMPA TOURIST ATTRACTION. HONG KONG WILLIE IN TAMPA LOCATED ON I-75 EXIT 266. A LITTLE OLD FASHION TOURIST ATTRACTION THAT HAS LIVED THE LIFE OF BEING GREEN. HONG KONG WILLIE GREEN SHOPPING BAGS AND HONG KONG WILLIE ART IS A FORM OF LIFE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN LIVING LIFE AND TO FIND SOLUTIONS IN TRULY REUSE. HONG KONG WILLIE HAS FOUND OUT THE WAY THAT WE CAN REUSE MANNY OBJECTS IN OTHER FORMS. HONG KONG WILLIE ART AND THE ART INSPIRED FROM LIVING IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE KEY WEST UNDERSTANDING THAT COMPILING ABOUT SOMETHING IS LIKE WAKING A DEAD MAN UP NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN. THE KEY WEST WAY OF LIVING IS TO DO WITH ONES SELF. HONG KONG WILLIE HAS SEEN THROUGH THE YEARS THAT THE SOLUTION IS WITH IN ONE SELF. HONG KONG WILLIE RAISED ON A LANDFILL IN TAMPA SAW MANY USES FROM WHAT PEOPLE WOULD DISCARD. ARTIST FIND THAT PRECEPT IS WITH IN ALL OF USE. THE TERM GREEN IS A VERY IMPORTANT WAY FOR THE FUTURE. WE ALL NEED TO BE POSITIVE AND LOOK FOR A NEW WAY OF USING OUR RESOURCES. HONG KONG WILLIE IF YOU LOOK THE NAME STARTED IN 1958 IN A ART CLASS. STOP BY AND LOOK FOR WAYS THAT HONG KONG WILLIE HAS USED OBJECTS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS THAN THE FIRST USE. REMEMBER WE ALL CAN MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE ON THIS WORD. HONG KONG WILLIE TRIES TO MAKE LESS OF A FOOTPRINT ON THIS EARTH. THE NAME HONG KONG WILLIE SINCE 1958 GOOGLE HONG KONG WILLIE HONG KONG WILLIE THE NAME OF THE ARTIST. IN 1958 HIS MOTHER TOOK HONG KONG WILLIE TO AN ART CLASS. THE NAME STARTED THEN. AN ART TEACHER WHEN DOING CRAFTS OUT OF GERBER BABY BOTTLES MADE A STATEMENT IN HONG KONG REUSE WAS COMMON. AT THAT TIME HE THOUGHT THIS WAS%2
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