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