The Home Energy Store is not only dedicated to keeping your home energy-friendly; we are all about making every component of your home sustainable. Take art, for example – not a necessity, but it’s fun to have unique artwork perfectly placed in your living space. That’s why we’re big believers in recycled art. You can show love to the environment while displaying creative works of art – it’s a win-win!
Every few months or so, we like to look around for unique pieces of recycled art to share on our blog. Here are five masterpieces we found – let us know which you like best in the comments!
Derek has achieved national attention for his collage portrait series, recycling magazines, labels and found materials to create works on canvas. Those series has showed his interest in the natural beauty of figure and the fearless attitude of play.
Heather Jansch was told to leave college’s course with the reason that she did not have the talent of being a painter. But then, she decided to pursue what she loves and finally came out with driftwood horses below which looks like they are living things with feeling!
David Edgar’s colorful Plastiquarium is collection of fish, jellyfish, and other sea creatures fashioned from plastic bottles, most often, detergent bottles, harvested by Edgar on his morning walks. After working for most of his career with steel, plastic was a much easier material for him to work with, for most of his pieces he uses little more than a pair of sharp scissors.
Since 1997, Michelle Reader has been working to make recycled materials into sculptures, often incorporating mechanical elements such as the working parts of toys and clocks. Her materials come from city dumps, roadsides, and thrift shops, and include both household and industrial waste.
We tend to toss toilet paper rolls into the garbage without even giving a second thought as to where they came from or where they will go, but Japanese artist Yuken Teruya’s “Corner Forest” series reminds us all that these simple cardboard tubes were once part of a majestic forest—forests that could be wiped out if we continue our use-once-and-destroy culture.