Posts tagged Art
3:40 pm - Tue, Apr 15, 2014
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Gasoline Canister Sculptures by Gerd Rohling

German artist Gerd Rohling creates sculptural pieces of art using found materials that he collects from the streets of Berlin. His exhibition titled “NOTHING FOR ALL” at gallery Piet Hein Eek features a series of brilliantly inventive sculptures made from discarded gasoline containers which he has simply cut into angular faces. Some of the faces seem to be sporting masks, while others have halos and hats made from rubber tires and waste baskets. Rohling’s work is a visually striking statement against pollution and serves as a reminder to recycle plastic waste.
8:49 am - Sat, Apr 5, 2014
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Plastic bottle caps = art. 
These caps are nailed to a pole in Ellensburg, Washington, at the folk art site known as Dick and Jane’s Spot. Info about Dick and Jane, and the Spot, a.k.a. their home, can be found here. 
See the "plastic" subset of the Unconsumption archive for more plastic-turned-art examples.
(Photo by woodendesigner on Flickr.)

Plastic bottle caps = art.

These caps are nailed to a pole in Ellensburg, Washington, at the folk art site known as Dick and Jane’s Spot. Info about Dick and Jane, and the Spot, a.k.a. their home, can be found here

See the "plastic" subset of the Unconsumption archive for more plastic-turned-art examples.

(Photo by woodendesigner on Flickr.)

1:06 pm - Wed, Apr 2, 2014
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Ever wonder what to do with old CDs?  A town in Bulgaria made them into public art.  More pictures and the story on Slate.

Upcycling used/unwanted/outdated CDs (6,000, in this case!) into works of art always is an interesting reuse. More examples of that, plus other new uses for CDs, in earlier Unconsumption posts here

(via npr)

7:51 am - Tue, Mar 25, 2014
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In North Carolina-based artist Jane Wells Harrison’s found-metal work, lithographed tin from vintage cans gets repurposed into whimsical pieces of jewelry and other items. Pictured: Walter.  

In North Carolina-based artist Jane Wells Harrison’s found-metal work, lithographed tin from vintage cans gets repurposed into whimsical pieces of jewelry and other items. Pictured: Walter.  

7:38 am - Mon, Mar 24, 2014
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Plastic debris washed up on beaches gets turned into beachfront art: 
"Plastic World" — made by Portuguese artists Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya — pictured in Australia, on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, during the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. 
The spherical sculpture is 79” (200 cm) in diameter, in case you’re wondering.
(photo credit: Halans on Flickr)

Plastic debris washed up on beaches gets turned into beachfront art:

"Plastic World" — made by Portuguese artists Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya — pictured in Australia, on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, during the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. 

The spherical sculpture is 79” (200 cm) in diameter, in case you’re wondering.

(photo credit: Halans on Flickr)

4:41 pm - Fri, Mar 21, 2014
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At last, it’s wine o’clock again, which means it time to share an adult beverage-related repurposing find!

Today’s find, via Randy & Meg’s Garden Paradise, is bottle trees. (Or would you say they’re flowers?) 

Earlier posts in Unconsumption/s wine o’clock series can be found here; the bottle tree subset: here

3:40 pm - Mon, Mar 17, 2014
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junkculture:

Animal Sculptures Made from Ocean Debris by Gilles Cenazandotti:

Inspired by the mass of objects floating in the ocean, artist Gilles Cenazandotti fills bags full of plastic debris that the sea has washed ashore and turns them into beautiful works of art.
Lighters, flip-flops, tubes of sunscreen and all the products of our throwaway culture are transformed into a bestiary of recycled waste animals. Speaking about his work Cenazandotti said, “Impressed by everything that the Sea, in turn, rejects and transforms, on the beaches I harvest the products derived from petroleum and its industry. The choice of animals that are part of the endangered species completes this process.
In covering these animals with a new skin harvested from the banks of the Sea, I hope to draw attention to this possible metamorphosis - to create a trompe l’oeil of a modified reality.”
10:30 am - Thu, Mar 6, 2014
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Artist Transforms Recycled Bicycle Seats into Taxidermy Inspired Works of Art:

As part of last year’s exhibit titled “Saddle Up!” at Hot Art Wet City gallery in Vancouver, Canadian artist Clem Chen created a series of cruelty free, faux taxidermy creatures using recycled bicycle seats. Aptly named “Bite It” and “Pink Eye”, the sculptures were made by attaching plastic-cast taxidermy molds onto the bicycle seats with construction adhesive and 2-part epoxy glue. Additional sculpting was done using epoxy putty.

Here is something similar/related.

8:49 am - Wed, Mar 5, 2014
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Stephen Sollins [makes] patchwork masterpieces from Tyvek mailing envelopes.

More Holy Papercuts: Stephen Sollins’ Tyvek Patchwork Quilts - Core77

Stephen Sollins [makes] patchwork masterpieces from Tyvek mailing envelopes.

More Holy Papercuts: Stephen Sollins’ Tyvek Patchwork Quilts - Core77

12:20 pm - Thu, Feb 13, 2014
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Based on her artwork, it looks like UK-based artist Jane Perkins has a lot of patience. Since 2008, she has been recreating classic artworks and portraits of iconic figures using thousands of tiny found objects, such as buttons, beads, LEGO pieces, and shells. Ranging in size and colour, the objects are painstakingly organised to form visually cohesive arrangements of The Queen, President Obama, Mandela, Princess Diana, Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and many more…

More: Artist Recreates Paintings with Tiny Found Objects | HUH.

Based on her artwork, it looks like UK-based artist Jane Perkins has a lot of patience. Since 2008, she has been recreating classic artworks and portraits of iconic figures using thousands of tiny found objects, such as buttons, beads, LEGO pieces, and shells. Ranging in size and colour, the objects are painstakingly organised to form visually cohesive arrangements of The Queen, President Obama, Mandela, Princess Diana, Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and many more…

More: Artist Recreates Paintings with Tiny Found Objects | HUH.

3:40 pm - Wed, Feb 12, 2014
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junkculture:

Recycled Beauty: Discarded Objects Reborn as Dutch Still Life Inspired Photos  

A collaboration between photographer Laurie Frankel and creative stylist Diane Gatterdam, “Recycled Beauty” is a series photographs inspired by the work of Dutch still-life master Willem Claesz Heda (1594-1680). This work takes its inspiration in finding the beauty of ordinary contemporary things we use and discard everyday and combining them with organic textures. Speaking about the project Frankel says “These photos highlight the extraordinary amount of disposable items in our lives we use for an instant but then live on for years, while nature renews itself in a seamless continual rhythm.
More here.
12:20 pm - Thu, Jan 9, 2014
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junkculture:

Recycled Paper Sculptures by Janna Syvänoja

Finnish paper artist Janna Syvänoja uses printed paper, maps, catalogues and phone books to create complex sculptures in an array of flowing and graceful designs. Through her work Syvänoja explores the the unique qualities and the potential of paper as a material.
Speaking about her work she says, “I can make the rules, but the piece takes the shape of its own. When certain formed components start to follow each other and find their rhythm in my hands, the miracle happens.” 
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