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HONG KONG WILLIE WAY OF LIFE. RE-USE IN SIMPLE FORM. USING RESOURCES TO
THEIR FULL BENEFIT. FOR YEARS HONG KONG WILLIE HAS GROWN VEGETATION AND
GROUND-COVER WHICH REQUIRES NO IRRIGATION. FOR 25 YEARS NO WATER HAS
BEEN WASTED ON THE LAWN OR PLANTS AT HONG KONG WILLIE. HONG KONG WILLIE
COLLECTS LAWN CLIPPINGS, OAK LEAVES IMPLEMENTING THEM FOR THE COMPOST
PILE. USING DIVING TANKS WHICH COULD NO LONGER BE FILLED, TRANSFORMING
THEM INTO BELLS BECAME A STAPLE FOR DOCKS,RESTAURANT TIP ANNOUNCERS,
AND TIKI HUTS. GREY WATER NORMALLY UNNECESSARILY DRAINED TO THE SEWERS,
IS TRANSFERRED TO THE COMPOST PILE. MANY SIMPLE WAYS OF RE-USE. BLUE
WINE BOTTLES DOUBLE DUTY AS PAVERS EDGING THE LAWN AND ENTRANCE WAY.
HONG KONG WILLIE LOOKS FOR RE-USE IN SINGLE FORM. LIVING ON THE
LANDFILL IN TAMPA AS A CHILD AFFECTED THE VIEWPOINT THAT ENERGY MUST
AND CAN NOT ALWAYS BE PURCHASED. FROM NEWSPAPERS ROLLED TIGHTLY AS FUEL
FOR FIREPLACES, TO LUMBER SUPPOSEDLY UNFIT FOR USE, TRANSFORMED INTO
EFFECTIVE AND MOVING ARTWORK. HONG KONG WILLIE DISCOVERED EARLY KEY’S
ARTISTS STEERED FROM CANVAS SINCE THE COST OF FIBER IN CANVAS WAS
UNNATAINABLE TO THE MAJORITY, THUS MATERIAL CARRIED UPON YOUR BACK
GAINED PROMINENCE. RE-USE IS OUR FUTURE. RATHER THAN DISMANTLING HOUSES
AND SENDING MATERIAL TO LANDFILLS, ATTAIN THESE MATERIALS SUCH AS
BRICKS, LUMBER AND TRANSFER INTO NEW HOUSES AND GREEN PROJECTS. BURLAP
COFFEE BAGS WHICH BECOME HONG KONG WILLIE GREEN SHOPPING BAGS, ALSO MAY
BE SHIPPED TO FLOUR COMPANYS, FEED PROCESSORS, THUS BEING REUSED MANY
TIMES OVER THEIR INTENDED LIFESPANS. HONG KONG WILLIE ART, BUOYS;
WEATHERED BUOYS HAVING FELT NATURES PUMMELING, STILL TO THIS DAY ARE
IMPLEMENTED FOR A MULTITUDE OF USES. LAST WEEK A GENTLEMAN PURCHASED A
BUOY TO IDENTIFY A SUBMERGED PIPE IN HIS LAKE. HONG KONG WILLIE ALWAYS
LOOKING TO REUSE MANY OBJECTS IN SINGLE FORM. WE ALL HAVE THE ABILITY
TO LEAVE LESS OF A FOOTPRINT ON THE WORLD. UNTIL NEXT TIME, HONG KONG
WILLIE SAYS: WE ALL HAVE A PURPOSE.
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
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
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
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
“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
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
“Hong Kong Willie truly believes that a piece, whether it’s a bag or a painted artwork, it’s meant for one person.”