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Plastic Body: Margaux Lange Creative Obsessive Gorgeous Barbie Doll Jewelry
Margaux Lange’s Plastic Body Series art jewelry collection utilizes salvaged Barbie doll elements in combination with hand-fabricated sterling silver and pigmented resins. The series is a result of Lange’s desire to re-purpose mass produced materials into handmade, wearable art. It is meant to ...  More
Feb. 11, 2018
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Ruby Silvious Whimsical Miniature Paintings On Used Tea Bags
Ruby Silvious is a visual artist and graphic designer, whose recent work includes experimenting on recycled and found materials. She draws, paints, prints and collages moody, evocative and sometimes whimsical art on used teabag paper. On January 3, 2015, she started a project called 363 Days of Tea, ...  More
Jan. 19, 2018
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Just Grow It: Monsieur Plant Turns Old Sneakers Into Living Works Of Art
In a series titled 'Just Grow It!', a play on Nike’s famous slogan, French artist and urban gardener Christophe Guinet aka Monsieur Plant, proves that creativity knows no limits. Once again he merges nature and pop culture in a series of sneaker-shaped sculptures that are covered entirely in ...  More
Jan. 16, 2018
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Omid Asadi Transforms Fall Leaves Into Stunning Works Of Art
Iranian artist Omid Asadi transforms fall leaves into stunning works of art. To make his leaf cuts, Asadi first collects fall leaves that would otherwise be trampled, and then presses them. He then sketches complex patterns and uses a knife to cut the patterns in a meticulous process that takes ...  More
Jan. 1, 2018
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Warren King Stunning Life-size Cardboard Sculptures From Discarded Materials
Warren King is an American artist currently living in New York City. Six years ago, King traveled to China for the first time, to the village where generations of his family had lived. During this trip he was approached on the streets by people who, amazingly, had memories of his grandparents from ...  More
Jan. 1, 2018
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Matt Wilson Turns Discarded Scrap Metal Into Gorgeous Bird Sculptures
'Influenced by natural elements, my art is a reflection of the environment in which I live. Using organic and recycled materials - bone, driftwood,scrap metal, etc., my sculptures depict continuous life cycles that consciously and unconsciously permeate our awareness. The up-cycled work I create is ...  More
Dec. 28, 2017
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Sayaka Ganz’s Impressive Sculptures Of Galloping Horses From Reclaimed Objects
Sayaka Ganz: 'I grew up with Shinto animist belief that all things in the world have spirits. Thus, when I see discarded items on the street or thrift store shelves, I feel a deep sadness for them and I am moved to make these abandoned objects happy. My sympathy goes out equally to all discarded ...  More
Sep. 14, 2017
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Heads: Ronald Gonzalez Scary And Grotesque Sculptures Made From Found Objects And Welded Steel
Ronald Gonzalez is a contemporary figurative artist based in upstate New York. Since the mid seventies the artist has worked from his garage studio creating elegiac sculptures and installations that are embodiments of death and loss infused with grotesque narrative, and pathos. Gonzalez works ...  More
Aug. 23, 2017
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Ann Carrington Bouquets From Old Silver Spoons, Knives And Forks
British artist Ann Carrington, who is also an ambassador for the United Nations, uses sculpture to give new meaning to the everyday. In her series 'Bouquets and Butterflies', Carrington gathers hundreds of spoons, knives, and forks both shiny and tarnished to create elegant bouquets. Clumping spoons ...  More
Feb. 10, 2017
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Ussuri Bay, Russia: Vodka Bottles Return As Colorful Glass Pebbles
The power of nature can often be surprising and none more so than a beach in Russia where dumped glass has been transformed into colorful pebbles. The Ussuri Bay used to be a dumping ground for old glass bottles and waste from a porcelain factory but the waves from the Pacific Ocean have rounded and ...  More
Feb. 5, 2017
“Ocean Sole” In Kenya Recycles Flip-flops Found On Beaches And Turns Them Into Beautiful And Colourful Pieces Of Art Sending Message About Marine Conservation
In 2013 alone, Ocean Sole transformed around 50 tons of discarded flip-flops into animal sculptures, ornaments and jewelry. The company's goal is to recycle 400,000 flip-flops per year.  More
Jan. 1, 2017