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More Recycled Art

by on Jul.30, 2009, under Art

I got an email from Sierra club yesterday and the eco tip was to buy art created from recycled materials. The thought had never occurred to me to seek out art based on what it’s made out of but of what the image is or what it means to me. A clever tip nonetheless in this time of environmental concern. Recycled art keeps garbage out of the landfill, provides another creative outlet, as well as a unique item for the consumer.

Many recycled art I’ve seen have been nifty reproductions of master works. Just an observation and I fall into that myself with my bizarre beer cap collection. I’ll probably just make a large starry night since most beer I drink tends to have blue caps.

I found this on Digg yesterday. Reproductions of Mona Lisa done with everything from a lawn to old computer parts.

A local artist, Barry Stickerman Snyder, creates art out of produce labels. In addition to an American Gothic reproduction, he has amazing original works that have an almost southwestern mosaic feel to them.

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Fwd: Awesome art from existing materials

by on Apr.20, 2009, under Art, Meme

I’ve gotten some annoying email forwards in my day but sometimes someone blesses you with a true gem. Below are some links to a few of those jewels representing sculpted works made from existing materials.

Ghost in the Machine by iri5.
Uses non-traditional recycled material or ‘another person’s trash’ to create art. In this case, iri5 uses old cassettes and cassette tape to form famous portraits of the musician.

Paper cutout art by Peter Callesen.
Amazingly detailed and creative paper cutout art pieces. This is not from the actual forward because the original email had inline images. Luckily, I was able to find a artist’s website on the web.

This veggie art is cute and creative. This is not the actual forward I received because the forward was just a bunch of inline images. Naturally, I can’t find the original artist either, so please leave a comment if you know who created these beautiful sculptures.

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