Recycled Art: One Man’s Junk…

In the hands of the right person, trash can become a beautiful piece of art. At the Home Energy Store, we are proud to carry several fun recycled art pieces. You can see some of them on our website or stop by our store in Ashland, Virginia! These beautiful pieces of art were once old objects destined for the junk yard or landfill, but — as the saying goes — one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Rescued from a sad demise, they were recycled and transformed into new and, sometimes practical, creations. By using various reclaimed objects, artists are able to create a new piece of art that can inspire us all! No two pieces of recycled art are the same and there is no limit or restrictions on the type of material that can be used.

Check out some of our favorite pieces of recycled art below:

What Came First? by Kyle Bean
Kyle describes himself as “an artist who makes stuff out of stuff”. His chicken sculpture was made from lots of broken eggshells glued together. Pretty neat!


Recycled M&M Wrapper Gown by Christina Liedtke
To create this gorgeous wearable art, designer Christina Liedtke cut and sewed 1,800 flowers from 600 Peanut M&M wrappers, a time-consuming process that took over 100 hours of labor. Whatever you do, don’t trip while wearing this dress!

Recycled-gownShadow Portrait by Tim Nobel and Sue Webster
This amazing shadow portrait was made by assembling discarded junk that the artists found around London. When light is pointed at the recycled art, it creates a projected shadow of two people enjoying a nice evening together…beside a pile of trash.


Rubbish on TV by Sarah-Jane van der Westhuizen
Self-taught artist van der Westhuizen creates art out of objects she collects from computer repair shops and charity shop, and sometimes even the town dump! Basically, it’s just a lot of rubbish.

trashtvVessel by Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette
This cool bag is made out of woven thread and discarded zippers. The artist, Elizabeth Morisette, enjoys putting her own twist on the art of weaving by using ordinary and mundane objects to create vibrant pieces of art.


Have you seen a great piece of recycled art lately? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!


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