Latex Sandwich


TORCH, a peer education program run by Naral-Prochoice New York, has been working on a trash art project getting high school students to reuse expired condoms in creative ways. The goal is to raise awareness about condoms and the results are being exhibited in a show called “This is My Everyday.” The idea is to make everyday items out of condoms to emphasize that condoms are part of everyday life (I dig the repetition of everyday and the trash theme, it’s like we’re collaborating)! Here are some shots of a lovely sandwich made by one of the students. Yum!

Update:  This sandwich was created by Aschly Valladares and Anastasia Georgoulis was the project supervisor.  


10 Responses to “Latex Sandwich”

  1. Aschly Valladares Says:

    I Am super proud of my sandwhich! and i am also proud of the message i am sending out to the public, which is TRASH CAN BE USED CREATIVELY!! This project I hope will also give people ideas to use other types of trash productively and clean up the enviornment… NOt only condoms ;)… THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FEATURING MY CONDOM PROJECT!! =]

  2. everydaytrash Says:

    You should be proud, it’s super creative. Rock on, trashie.

  3. Condom redux and the sad state of investigative journalism « everydaytrash Says:

    […] are recycling used condoms into colorful hair ties.  Now I’ve heard of creative reuses for EXPIRED condoms that have NEVER BEEN USED.  Fair enough.  But used condoms?  While I know the claims […]

  4. Lady P Says:

    This is a wonderful project…but I was wondering if you would be willing to give a few instructions on how u made this…I have a class that requires us to make something out of condoms

    Lady P

  5. everydaytrash Says:

    Hey Lady P,

    This article on Brazilian designer Adriana Bertini describes her process:

    “Thousands of condoms pile in the corner. Buckets of paint lie on the shelf. She cuts, twists, shapes, melts, pastes, colors, crochets and sculpts, with her fingers and nails stained black. 365 hours later, a colourful elegant gown made of 6,500 condoms debuts.”

    I have written to the creators of the latex sandwich to see how they did it. My guess is that an iron was involved.


  6. Aschly Valladares Says:

    Hey Lady P,

    I’m the Creator of the latex condom sandwich…the process I used in creating my sandwich was simple, scissors, paint, and glue, I would cut the condom in the desired form, like for the slices of cheese i would cut a whole condom down the middle and roll it out, paint it and let it dry, its really simple to contort the pieces of latex into desired shapes, for the bread[the trickiest part] i had to also use the condom wrappings which i formed into a square shape, then I started to layer the wrappings with the latex condoms to make a more realistic looking and textured piece of bread, painting of course is just a matter of choosing the right colors, I used water based coloring , the glue used for the most part was the industrial ones that really stick, but really any good glue could be used. ALL the pieces in the latex sandwich were derived either from the expired condom stack or the arts an crafts store, the rest is left up to a persons imagination =]…
    I hope I have helped in explaining how to do your own condom project, and i must say its REALLY MESSY and FUN, a great way to help the enviornment and raise awarness for sexual health

    -Aschly valladares[Torch peer-educator, latex sandwich creator]

  7. Paris Gray Says:

    Thanks so much, and once again you did a wonderful job…I can’t wait to try it out

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