Friday, June 29, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

From the website of Edouard Martinet – fanciful metal fish and insects

Janet Perkins – paintings from found objects

Jessica Jackson - design company making upcycled and recycled lighting from found, salvaged and reclaimed objects

Filipe Contreras – from shipping containers to industrial furniture

Noel Brady – deconstructs old pianos and assembles the small parts into art

Richard Henriquez – Vancouver artist/architect with a fascination for tripods

Willie Cole – check out what this guy can do with ladies high heel shoes

Hyun-woo Park – chair designer – check out his chair from recycled cardboard

Leo Sewell – found object assemblage

for those who need some ideas

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How Long Does It Take to Decompose

Food (or not) for thought!

Banana Peel- 3-4 weeks
Orange peels- 6 months
Apple Core- 2 months
Paper Bag- 1 month
Cardboard- 2 months
Milk Cartons- 5 years
Newspaper- 6 weeks
Paper Towel- 2-4 weeks
Cotton Glove- 3 months
Tinned Steel Can- 50 years
Aluminum Can- 200-500 years
Disposable Diapers- 550 years
Plastic Bags- 20-1000 years
Glass- 1-2 million years
Cigarette Butts- 10-12 years
Leather shoes- 25-40 years
Rubber-Boot Sole- 50-80 years
Plastic containers- 50-80 years
Monofilament Fishing Line- 600 years
Foamed Plastic Cups- 50 years
Wool Sock- 1-5 years
Plywood- 1-3 years
Plastic Bottles- 450 years

Friday, June 22, 2012

Weekly Recycle Art Links

Giant fish sculptures made from discarded plastic bottles on the beach in Rio currently on display during Rio+20 UN Conference

Ainsley Mcintyre and Lindsay Burke - The Found & The Freed – a pop-up shop at 110 Water St in Vancouver from July 5 to August 17

Charly Molinelli – the crushed Ferrari table wouldt make a unique gift for a car-lover

Miwa Kolzumi – loved the aquarium project using PET waterbottles

Michael Ulman – found objects made into fanciful machines

Alexander Korzer-Robinson – book sculptures (he especially likes encyclopedias)

Davide Pan – Vancouverite who creates sculptures from materials found in the community

Free range pianos in Fort Collins, Colorado

Aunt Teak’s & Uncle Junk’s Salvage Studio Orcas Island off the coast of Washington State – boxes and notebooks

A few link to prom dresses from recycled materials

and a little typewriter music to end this email

Monday, June 18, 2012

Last Weekend's Creation Station

The Creation Station was buzzing with activity.
Inspired by the art in the exhibition kids of all ages couldn't
keep their hands off all the recycled materials.

the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation, and all the artists
who donated recycled materials.

Weekly Recycle Art Links

VanCity Art Call – looking for a number of artworks with a preference for works made with upcycled and/or recycled materials, award fees range from $1,500 to $9,000 (digital submission deadline July 3, 2012)

City of Vancouver has announced free artist spaces which are converted field houses in 5 Vancouver parks (application deadline July 9)

Annual Seattle Art Car Blowout at Seattle’s Fremont Fair, June 15-17 (this weekend)

some photos from the Trash Fashion Show in Seattle earlier in June

Toronto’s first Beyond the Blue Box Fashion and Art Show takes place June 16 (this weekend)

Vancouver Maker Faire - June 23 and 24

Mysterious paper sculptures show up at the Scottish Poetry Library

Emily Steele – check out her Little Red Dress made from slide film backed with LEDs

Ken Swallow – “My creations are all about transforming parts of discarded items into something original”

Kirsty Elson – I especially enjoyed her little sculptures from driftwood and other found objects

Thomsa Wold – upcycle furniture designer

Sanyukta Shrestha – fashion designer adds a recycled newspaper dress to her latest runway show in London

Garth Britzman – his project (POP) Culture uses recycled plastic bottles filled with coloured water