Friday, December 21, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Giuseppe Penone – sculpture using natural elements – for his The Hidden Life Within he carefully removed the growth rings of a tree to reveal the "sapling within" so by carving out the inside of a tree trunk and leaving the knots in place, they eventually emerge as tiny limbs

Maurico Affonso – product designer to often works on recycled projects (check out his pop pendant light)

Da Lata – a Brazillian collective that makes accessories from ring pulls

Heath Nash – South African designer working with local recycled materials

Gerard Collas – sculptures in stone

Jeff Ballard – portraits using food packaging and junk mail

Jim Shores – sculpture from found objects

Lisa Kokin – sewing with recycled materials

Dolan Geiman – mixed media from salvaged wood, found objects and other recycled materials

Luca Scapellini – designer using discarded materials and old recovered objects

Friday, December 14, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Jennifer Bell – upcycling fashion including this number made with paper, pop tabs, curtains, old worn leather jackets and cardboard, just to name some

Lindsay Pollak – maker of instruments from unusual materials including a carrot clarinet and rubber glove bagpipe

Olga Oreshyna – art panels from abandoned wood

Marco Lai of Hell’s Kitchen – from inner tubes, car seat-belts, t-shirts, shirts to bags and accessories

Renewal Notice: Creative Reuse in Art, Craft, Fashion & Design a creative reuse exhibition curated by Garth Johnson
Johnson’s book 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew contains pieces by past and present ReVision – the Art of Recycling artists
You can buy the coffee table book here
or download a free digital version here as a pdf

Andy Goldsworth – environmental artist

Clare at Urchin Bags – made from seat belts, used bicycle inner tubes, and scrap vinyl and upholstery material

URBN Hotel Shanghai – China’s first carbon-neutral hotel has used recycled and reclaimed local materials throughout the construction.
One of the best examples is the back wall of the main lobby decorated with a collection of old suitcases.

Kathyanne White – mixed media with digital output onto alternative surfaces (like pop cans and bottle caps)

How to make roses from maple leaves

Friday, December 7, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

ReVision – a recent found object art exhibition in Halifax (above by Lisa Cochrane)

ReVision Lounge and Gallery in New York – where all the furnishings, the lighting, even the bar itself, and each piece is made entirely of recycled materials

Sam Spenser – check out his Scrap section

Karin Granstrand – objects and installations

Revision – the Seattle ReStore’s furniture making division

Austin Hay – a 16 year old is building his own home from salvaged materials

Revision – apprentices at Boston’s Artists for Humanity create a green furniture line made from mail tubes

ReVision – film showcases the art of Pacific Northwest artists such as Ross Palmer Beecher, Marita Dingus, and ScrapArtsMusic, among several others who create music, sculpture, fashion, street, and mixed media art using re-purposed, found, or salvaged materials

Landfil Harmonica – a documentary about a musical orchestra in Paraguay, where young musicians play instruments made from trash, be sure to watch the video teaser

How to make 2 cheap lighters into a tiny motorcycle

Friday, November 30, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Bret Coelho – assemblage, installations and furniture (above a Sydney tram network map installation under construction made from weathered boards and road signs)

Molly Bright – bottle cap portraits

Jim Rosenfeld - bookshelves from vintage books (be sure to check out his whimsical About the Art

Mike Urban – metal dinosaur sculptures

Live Debris – an organization dedicated to exchanging, exploring and developing new methods for reusing discarded materials and transforming peoples’ perceptions of waste

Hoyan Ip – her Bio-Trimmings project makes fashion trimmings from food waste

Danielle Maret – mixed media and mail art

Rajeev Aggarwal – glass bottles as canvas

To Make You Smile association – interesting school bench project and birdhouses

and an interesting exhibition of art made from Mt Everest trash was held in Nepal recently

Friday, November 23, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Reestore Ltd designs and manufactures a range of handmade products for the home and for the office including chairs made from shopping trolleys, roll top baths transformed into sofas, and desks produced from aeroplane wings

Hilary Pfeifer – enjoyed her Beauty of Life installation inspired by the wallpaper and fabric patterns of William Morris using around one thousand leaf, flower, fruit and bird forms made from reclaimed wood from deconstructed homes, or ornate picture frames, rulers, decorative fruit, toys, and cooking utensils

Caitlin Phillips – book purses

Stephanie Vandal – sculptures and altered dolls

Anna Raddatz – scarves from tshirts

Katherine Rasmussen – reuse of sailboat sails

Pierre Lota – check out his 1 minute objects section (the videos are fun to watch)

Dmitry Khristenko – motorcycle watches

Gustav Reyes – rings from salvaged wood, each with its own story

Adam Eckstrom – lottery ticket art in her collage section

Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Robert Jefferson Travis Pond – metal sculptures from random assortment of metals

Patricia Chapman – assemblages that enable her to give full reign to her “hunter gatherer instincts”

Daniel Goers – runs an experimental studio creating things out of readily available materials often incorporating ecological/botanical components

Jim Shores – metal sculpture from found objects

Jessica Jackson – lighting from recycled materials

Kyle Bean – I particularly enjoyed his sculptures from eggshells

Groovy Green Glass – products from post-consumer glass including wind chimes

Sew Much Style – I like their accessories made from recycled men’s suits

Sophie Marsham – metal sculpture (not all recycled) but I did enjoy the radiator sheep

and check out this nifty invention by a 15-year old (girl I might add)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Babis Cloud – love his horse made from computer keys

Tony Cragg – check out some of his plastic sculptures

Bill Woodrow – many of his sculptures are made from found materials

Stephanie Vandal – sculptures and assemblage

Salvador Dali – well known for his recycled assemblages

Rune Guneriussen – surreal staged photos of ordinary household items

Shoji Kimura – As he puts it “Don't throw it away! What may seem worthless to you may be priceless to me!”

Gilbert Legrand – whimsical sculptures from everyday objects

Stefano Pilato – all manner of fish

Djé des Garrigues – metal sculptures

Friday, November 2, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Frank Russell – detailed sea creatures from reclaimed metal

Bicycle Wheel by Marcel Duchamp – made from a bicycle wheel, fork and kitchen stool

Leo Kaplan – box assemblage

Greg Colson – sculpture from everyday objects

Lonnie Holley – his first artwork was the tombstones for 2 daughters of a younger sister made from blocks of a soft sandstone-like by-product of metal casting which was discarded in piles by a foundry near his sister's house

Kurt Schwitters – mixed media paintings and collages from waste materials picked up on the streets

Jean Tinguely – famous for his crazy machine sculptures

Louise Nevelson – wooden sculptures

Jannis Kounellis – sculpture using found objects

Julian Schnabel – known for his plate paintings and overpainted polaroids

Friday, October 26, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Steve Hosch – mixed media collage and assemblage

Al Farrow – his reliquaries often incorporate guns, gun parts and bullets

Linda and Opie O’Brien – in their own words they are “caretakers of the mundane and the ordinary. We work with organic, recycled and found materials, because they seem to have a voice that must be heard... a story that must be told... and a life that would otherwise be too soon forgotten"

Scott Campbell – skulls made out of US currency

Brooke Schmidt – altered books

Greg Hanson – mixed media collage and assemblage

Denise McDowell – box assemblage

Park Guell by Antoni Gaudi – this famous park in Barcelona is made of ceramic and stone, but is mostly made of natural elements; for the mosaics, Gaudi used broken ceramic tiles, even plates and cups.

Bull’s Head by Picasso – made from a bicycle seat and handlebars

Wondering what you could do with all those pallets you see lying around

Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Keith Lobue – jewellery, sculpture and box assemblage

Ron Robertson – box assemblage

Cher Morresey – assemblage

Robert Villamagna – mixed media collage and assemblage

Izhar Gafni – has designed a durable cardboard bicycled that costs $9 in materials

Ward Sanders – mixed media collage and box assemblage

Doug Gelhaye – sculpture and box assemblage

Mary Stoppert – sculpture and box assemblage

Abigail Wild Rieser – sculpture and box assemblage

Bruce Monroe – currently has a solo show at the Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania including a 65,000 CD installation of “waterlilies”

Friday, October 12, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Carolina Fontoura Alzaga – chandeliers from bicycle parts

Hayley Kendal – sculptures from found and discarded objects

Roberta Smith – mixed media collage

William Skrips – sculpture from found materials

Gordon Bennette – robots

Roger Wood – sculptural timepieces

Patricia Chapman – assemblage

Liz Cohn – collage and assemblage

Graceann Warn – assemblage

Dick Allowatt – mixed meida collage and assemblage

Ron Simmer – ReVision artist has a solo sculpture show at the Place des Arts in Coquitlam with an opening reception Thursday October 18th

Friday, October 5, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Brian Jungen – check out his sculpture from plastic lawn chairs and his native mask from Nike sneakers; he will be representing Canada at the 2012 Shanghai Biennale beginning in October

Christian Voltz – sculpture using wire, nuts and bolts

Alessandro Gedda – best known for his painting of Porsches, but he is also a sculptor

Gilbert Legrand – whimsical painted sculptures using everyday household articles

Youtube user BD694 – check out what this guy can do with old electronic parts

Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette – objects utilizing items gathered throughout a lifetime such as jar lids, curlers and combs

Heather Youngdahl Mullins - interactive sculpture, spaces, functional products, accessories and furniture

Lara Newsom – clothing and accessories from old clothing and accessories

Bryan Northrup – new fused glass works from broken glass

Huey and Wah – accessories from recycled billboard banners

Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Kris Kuksi – not completely recycled, but intricately wonderful

Urban Weaver Project – a Vancouver project housed in Strathcona Park field house that encourages the weaving of invasive plant species

Mathew Roby – whimsical sculptures

BC Egg Marketing Board truck from egg cartons

Penny Hardy – sculpture from scrap metal

David Lipson – robots from random objects

Linda and Greg Mitchell – upcycled glass bottles

Greg Stange and Juliette Montague – their installations includes many sculptures from kitchen artifacts

Elizabeth Morisette – sculptures and installations from everyday objects

James Corbett – car part sculptor

Friday, September 21, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Caitlin r.c. Brown – her Cloud contains 5,000 re-appropriated domestic light bulbs which was included in the current Nuit Blanche Calgary

Pierre Ivan Didry – sculpture

Phillips- Mclean – mosaics

Samantha Huanga – altered books

Philip Glashoff – sculpture from recycled materials including rusty machinery, fire extinguishers, compressor covers and motorcycle tanks, operates a sculpture ranch in California

Arseniy Lapin – sculpture – his sculptures are fun and playful

Leonard Drew – junk installations

Liora Lasselle – winner of the Estethica/Veolia Re-Source Competition for her recycled clothing entries
where she teamed with Reclaim to Wear and From Somewhere

Sang Sik Hong – large scale sculptures made from drinking straws

Roy Lewis – functional art from such items as worn out car, motorcycle and machine parts