Friday, November 27, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Rosa Montesa – gift boxes from plastic bottles

Elisa Insua – colourful sculptures from plastic scraps

Florie Salnot – plastic gold jewellery with Sahara refugees, sponsored by Sandblast Arts

Sarah Frost – wall installation using keyboard keys

Choi Jung Hyun – sculpture using keyboard keys

Joao Sabino – keyboard key purses

Derek McDonald – metal sculptures

Mike Davis – sculptures from tyres

Connie Sabo – twisted paper sculptures

Cyrus Kabiru – sculptural spectacles

Friday, November 6, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Tomas Vitanovsky – animal sculptures from scrap metal

Extrema Outdoor Music Festival  - 600 pallets were used to create a stage that embraces visitors and provides an intimate environment within the crowded festival. By placing the DJ booth in the center of the structure, the stage is made tactile and experiential for visitors

William Heeffer – boiler lamps

Cecile Perra – sculpture and collage

PopDots – design of gallery interior using reclaimed wood bits!instalacion-cc/cw8p

Washed Ashore – sculptures from plastic ocean waste

The Art of Craft Lecture: Reclamation – November 17 starts at 7 pm at Carousel Theatre’s Studio C on Granville Island on November 17th.  Partipants include Bridget Catchpole, Kaarina Talvila, and Lorraine Kwan and Janet Lee of ReVision

Friday, October 16, 2015

Recycle Art Links

David Batchelor – plastic installations, especially enjoyed those using plastic sunglasses
Taipei-Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival
Veronika Richterova – plastic bottle art
Sarah Nicole Phillips – envelope art
Fabrice Monteiro – the “Prophecy” collection contains great wearable installations
Kathleen Nowak Tucci – jewellery from bicycle and motorcycle inner tubes and Nespresso coffee capsules
Leo Jansen – sculptures that walk on the wind made from plastic

Friday, September 18, 2015

Recycle Art Links

An article on our trash fashion outfit, Candy Carousel, at Upcycle That

Tadashi Kawamata – found wood installations

Kamla Kabra – collages from broken glass

Cheryl Hazan – broken glass mosaics

Marta Klonowska – glass shard animal sculptures

Spencer Byles – forest sculptures

Frantiselc Rint – artistically arranged bones of tens of thousands of people at the Sedlec Ossuary (one of the top attractions in Czechoslovakia)
and if you’re really into bones, check out the Kaplica Czaszek Chapel in Poland

Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock – check out their installation made with bicycle parts

Friday, September 4, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Shannon Weber – woven objects
Deane Valentine Bowers – mixed media shacks, cottages and birds
Peter Parkinson - metal artists may be interested in his new book “Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal”
Elephant made from 6,000 cardboard tubes
Mari Karmin – check out his metal sculpture using old mines
Augusto Esquivel – button sculptures
Choi Jeong-Hwa – check out this video about his art
Sarah Frost – her Debris, Qwerty at PPOW wall art series are made using computer keys
Kirsten Hassenfeld – found object scuptures
Martin Sanchez – home made of recycled finds such as beer and soda bottles

Friday, August 21, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Charles Duffy, William Gubbins and Billy Turvey – from plastic trash to shoes

Francisco de Pajaro – art from random trash found on street

Ai Ai Gasa – clothing from umbrellas

Catherine Edouard Charlot – apparel and accessories from umbrellas

Jean Shin – sculpture and installation using broken umbrellas

Amanda Schachter and  Alexander Levi of Slo Architecture – environmental project with NYC youth using broken umbrellas

Umbrella Sky Project – an umbrella installation in Portugal

Anna Meister – a glowing umbrella installation in Australia

Bryant Holsehnbeck – installations

DIY – recycling old light bulbs

Friday, July 31, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Bonnie Coulter – collaged relief sculptures

Cyrus Kabriu – sculptural spectacles

Elisabeth Lecourt – love her map dresses

Lee Middlehurst – mosaics using CDs

Matthew Bartik – fork art

Aaron Foster – license plate art

Haitian Metal Art – from used oil drums

Paul Villinski – angel wings from found gloves

Susanna Bauer – uses found natural objects

Daniel Scott Jr – mosaics using recycled candy and drink labels

Friday, July 10, 2015

Recycle Art Links

NYC City Of Dreams pavilion winner includes Organic Growth made from umbrellas, tripods and tricycle wheels

Sophie Carnell – jewelry from salvaged ocean trash

Richart Sowa – environmentalist and architect built his floating home using over 150,000 recycled water bottles

Trashion – makers of jewellery from broken/recycled skateboards

Ann Wizer – environmental activist using recycled materials in her art

Thomas Althaus – jewellery from tin cans

Jeff Ballard – collage from product packaging

Arturas Tamasauskas – sculptures

Ana Carolina Lima Santos – check out her chair made from mice

Friday, June 12, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Trashion Fashion Show at the Queens Botanical Garden’s Summer Solstice Celebrations
This is the event that our own Candy Carousel (skirt hem detail shown above) will take part in, representing Vancouver Canada.
As well it will appear at the pop up event on the High Line in Manhattan on the following Sunday.
Charlize Theron Wears Dress Made With Beetle Wings in “Snow White and the Huntsman
Bryony Rose – textile menagerie
Trash Fashion Show Macedonia
Erinne Paisley – grad dress from old homework
she’s auctioning it now to raise money for the Malala Fund
Ania Gastol – recycled paper dresses
Marina DeBris – beach trash to fashion
Julia Genatossio – clothing and accessories from trash from Jakarta
Bryony Rose – textile menagerie
Re:Semblance – an exhibition of recycled art at the Ferry Building in West Vancouver June 23 to July 12

Friday, May 29, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Bordalo II – trash murals on the streets of Lisbon

Salvatore Cerceo – sculptures of people

William Turner – guitars

Hans Eijkenboom – maker of Voegelhotels, bird condo units

Michael – metal sculpture using copper wire and keys

Jola and Justin – built their own castle truck

James Korpan – metal sculpture

Valerie Bunnell – her ceramic figures incorporate lots of recycled materials

Project LUV Seat – a collaboration between Loopworks and Soithwest Airlines

Reima Honkasalo – sculpture using recycled materials

Friday, May 1, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Lauren Milroy – love her shoes made from colored pencils
Karen Mueller – found art assemblage
Anya Beaumont – sculpture using maps and discarded plastic (among other things)
Dave Davis – sculpture from a variety of materials
Fantome – line of bags from bicycle inner tubes
Rosy – folded book art
Nolia Shakti – jewellery from nespresso cups
Barbara Franc – animal sculptures
Dave Gowman – his Legend of the Flying Monkeys band makes and performs with instruments made from recycled materials
Upscale Style – a fashion show of wearable trash fashion at the Schack Art Centre in Everett WA May 2, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Recycled Art Links

Veronika Richterova – PET art sculptures

Ann Smith – sculpture from reclaimed electronic trash

Paul Villinski – sculptures including butterflies from beer cans

Rosy – folded book art

Crea-re – love the lamps from wooden clothes pegs

David Olschewski – another take on lighting using clothes pegs

Melinda Tidwell – mixed media artist using found books

You can check out photos from RARE (Recycled Art and Resource Expo) during the past weekend

Nathalie Kalbach – watch her video of the making of a mixed media painting using found materials around the home for a little creative jump start

DYI - Upcycled Chic and Modern Hacks: Thrifty Ways for Stylish Homes by Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell

Friday, April 3, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Joe Eddy Brown – sculptures from junk

Miriam Zink – lampshades from wire hangers

Pierre Lota – check out his DIY videos including his tables using wooden hangers

Natalie Sampson – lamps from wooden hangers

Gordon Froud – check out his minibus made from hangers

Amandine Drouet – sculpture and installation from found materials.  Love the mobile made from piano keys

Federico Uribe – sculpture from everyday materials, including pencils

Maurizio Lamponi Leopardi – lamps from trash

Evan Bench – his dragon located in the Paris Zoological Park at the Jardin de Plantes is made completely of aluminum cans

And if you are in the Bellingham area this weekend, check out RARE, April 3 and 4

Friday, March 20, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Sue Beatrice – pocketwatch sculptures
Victor Nunes – drawings of faces incorporating everyday objects
Anne – love her creations incorporating old lace
Kate Cusack – zipper jewellery
Michelle Brand – art from plastic bottles
Kosuke Tsumura – body architecture
Adrian Kershaw – crocheted sculptures using video tape
Zilvinas Kempinas – installations using video tape
Erika Simmons – portraits from video tape
The monks built the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple in Thailand from a million green Heineken and brown Chang beer bottles

Friday, March 6, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Matt Torrens – driftwood and recycled sculptures
Wayne White – word sculptures
George Goehl – watch the many videos he has made of his sculptures
Martiens Bekker – scrap metal sculptures
Bill Boyce – sculpture and metal fabricator
Matt Drysdale – metal sculptures
Greg Congleton – steel sculptures
Al Gamto – kinetic sculptures

Friday, February 27, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Julien Jaborska – belts from bike parts
Caroline Breeze – jewellery from scrap wire
Christy Cole – inner tube jewellery, among other things
Ruby Silvious – used tea bag art
Patrick Hoesterey – furniture using old belts
Pleasemachine – makers of shoes from recycled fabrics
Alyssa and Matt – pallets as canvas, stain as paint
Siobhan Humston – bags and accessories from reclaimed fabric and leather
Alanna Baird – fish sculptures using tin cans
Anna Johansson – bird sculptures from tin cans

Friday, February 13, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Gennady Kornienko – metal steampunk sculptures
Thomas Kaya – stone balancing and driftwood sculpture
Andrey Drozdov – metal steampunk sculptures
Mae Alandes – Pencil shaving jewellery
Kathi – metal garden art
Ptolemy Elrington – hubcap sculptures
Chakaia Booker – sculpture using rubber tires
Ann Carrington – check out her Ficus Elastica made from rubber tires and inner tubes
Hans Honegger, Carolun Butts and Jake Baer – especially liked their weavings using rubber tires
Theo Kamecke – sculptures using electronic waste
Leonardo Ulian – mandelas from electronics

Friday, January 30, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Ann Smith – animal sculpture
Matthew Bartik – metal folk art with a love of forks
Studio Bertjan Pot – check out their “Stairway to Heaven” lighting system using ladders
Inghua Ting – flooring and accessories made from leather belts and seat belts
Greta Constantine – seat belt couture
Dale Weber – assemblage
Lynn Muir – driftwood sculptures
Judith and Joyce Scott – amazing story of the creative spirit making art assemblages known as “outsider art”

Friday, January 23, 2015

Recycle Art Links

JT Smalley – sculptures

Wendy Stanwick – jewellery from diamond drill core samples

Pea Garvanian – solar power art lamps

Joseph and Bridget Farmer – whimsical sculpture from metal

Heather Fortin Rubald – handbags, totes and accessories from post-consumer plastic bags

Johnny Fireseed and the Junkyard Dogs – band using instruments made entirely from recycled materials

Mary Gubbels – altered books

Dana Parlevliet – paper flowers

Kimberly Anne Jackson – handmade paper sculptures

Stefan Thompson – paintings and sculptures on sticks and stones

Friday, January 16, 2015

Recycle Art Links

Nita Bowerman – trash fashion designer (among other things)

Aidana Baldassarre – designer of wearable art with trash as her raw material

Ashley Hansell – trash fashion designer

Fariba Mirzaie – fashion designer and textile artist

Cindy Fortin – check out her Kitty Pop Dress made with dryer sheets and straws

Port Moody Wearable Arts Awards – performance February 21, 2015, exhibition February 26 to April 2, check out the gallery of 2013 winners

Hartford Trashion Fashion Show – check out some of the 2014 designers

Junk to Funk – trashion edutainment for the masses (they too organize an annual trash fashion show in Portland, Oregon

Fusion Fashion and Art Week – fashion week in Palm Springs, November 2014, check out some of the trash fashion

Recycled Runway – fashion show in Florida January 18, 2015

Trash to Fashion Show, part of Paris Fashion Week – March 7, 2015

World of Wearable Art, New Zealand –  these guys are more like trashion fashion meets Cirque de Soleil
their next exhibition is September 24 to October 11, 2015