Our recent Art & Design Issue featured a story delving into the use of old and found objects by several Buffalo artists. Ron Miriello touches on a similar idea in one hundred different ways with his 100 Worlds Project. Using an enormous wealth of old materials - broom handles, street signs, pencils, book pages, steel - Miriello turned a childhood pleasure into a community effort, enlisting welders, graphic designers, printers, artisans and craftsman to help assemble the project’s globes; photographers were asked to capture the pieces interpretively for the project’s self-published coffee table book.

The inspired mix-and-match globes have come to represent the communities that joined together to create each piece of work - each little world proves itself different in the countless individual choices made in its construction, speaking for each unique mind and inspiration that collaborated in Miriello’s creative group effort.

- Maggie