Art / Artists / Handicraft / Offbeat
Creating something practical out of trash is nothing new nowadays. But different artists have their distinct ways of embellishing discarded objects, making them both aesthetic and functional at the same time. French artist, Stephanie Kilgast, turns waste objects like tin cans, old cameras, and jam jars into vibrant amalgamations of coral-like sculptures.
Art / DIY / Handicraft
Since the existence of human civilisation, the ability to handcraft sculptures and art pieces has remained with us. One of the ancient forms of craft is doll making. Skilled in this art form, Vijitha Retheesh, a native of Palluruthy in Kochi, creates pretty dolls by recycling paper. Not just one or two, but she has a full army of neatly packed paper dolls that appears...
Art / DIY / Offbeat
From heavy machinery to other unused small items, there are many forgotten goods in a dump yard that seems ugly to many but to an artists eye it is a chest full of treasures – as only an “edgymind” knows how to turn “trash to art”. Using various waste metal objects, North Carolina-based artist, Melissa Bennett, creates stunning art pieces that are worth your attention.
Art / Design / Offbeat
Bones are usually associated with death and the macabre. Maybe that’s why some people don’t prefer dead remains of a body near their houses, forget bringing them inside. But Pierpaolo Catini, an Italian artist based in New York City, sees bones as art objects to create unique Sculpaintings, which will make you forget about its connection with lifelessness and decay.
Art / Artists / Offbeat / Painting
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Los Angeles-based surrealist Alexandra Dillon literally lives up to this phrase as she gives a second life to the objects thrown away by other people. The way she turns scrap into art is truly commendable and something that we’ve not seen before.
Art / DIY / Offbeat / Painting
It’s not a well-kept secret that almost every artist owns a personal diary full of creative content. But a few artists like to stand out from the crowd. Falling in the same category, New York-based artist, Ruby Silvious, has her unique way of keeping a journal. Instead of a regular memoir, she picks used tea bags that we instantly throw away after finishing our tea.
Art / Design / Offbeat
Trash for Cash is a sustainable advertising project started by Hamburg-based environmentalist Sönke Rosenkranz to turn scrap into beautiful portraits or company logos. With the help from refugees, their team collects trash from the environment to build corporate logos and famous celebrity portraits. Further, these artworks are sold and half of the money goes to a charity.
Art / Design / DIY
Ganesh Chaturthi, the Hindu festival that reveres Lord Ganesha, is celebrated every year enthusiastically in various parts of India, especially in Maharashtra. This year, American multinational automaker Ford teamed with Madhvi Khaitan Pittie, who set up WorkshopQ that’s an innovative eco-product manufacturing company, to create a six-feet tall Ganesha sculpture made from over 500 kg recycled car parts – including clutch plates, disk brakes, fenders,...
Art / DIY
Vinyl records were mainly used for listening music long before the digital era of Mp3 players, iPods and downloaded music. Even today these vinyl discs exist but in form of artworks. Recently, we came across the brilliant work of artist Tereza Olivia, who turns old vinyl records into intricate art pieces.
Art / Artists
With increasing number of e-book readers, the hard-bound books have become a little antiquated in the digital era. But artists have found a brilliant way to transform old books into incredible works of art. French Canadian artist Guy Laramée is one brilliant sculptor who carves sprawling mountains, beautiful landscapes, and other intricate 3D sculptures out of vintage books.