Visiting Sculptor Challenges Greenies to Reimagine Plastic


Christ School art students will never look at an empty plastic container the same way again.

Tryon, N.C., sculptor David Edgar was on campus Friday, leading a hands-on demonstration in the Kennedy-Herterich Art Studio at the invitation of his friend, Greenie alumnus Stan Gibson ’58.

Edgar briefly spoke to the boys about the harmful effects that increased plastic consumption is having on the environment and how he has repurposed the material for artistic purposes. Edgar even co-authored a 2009 book about his methods entitled, “Fantastic Recycled Plastic: 30 Clever Creations to Spark Your Imagination.”

Each of the boys in instructor Erin Price’s class was given an empty Clorox bleach bottle and cutting utensil. Edgar walked the boys through how to turn their bottle into a bird-shaped Christmas decoration, cut-by-cut.


Edgar was formerly a Production Artist on the EPCOT Center and Tokyo Disneyland projects for the Imagineering Division of The Walt Disney World Company. He taught as a college professor at UNC Charlotte and Asheland (Ohio), chairing the department at Charlotte for three years.

Thank you to Mr. Edgar and Mr. Gibson for your support of the arts at Christ School!