Mexican Artist melts thousands of guns to create shovels for planting trees

Mexican Artist melts thousands of guns to create shovels for planting trees

With project Palas por Pistolas, Mexican artist, Pedro Reyes seeks to show “how an agent of death can become an agent of life.”  He has melted 1,527 guns and has turned them into shovels for planting trees. In Culiacán, Mexico, the city with the highest rate of gun deaths in the nation, many people know the devastating consequences these weapons can contribute to. That’s where creative activist Pedro Reyes comes in. Reyes is […]

CityTrees are hi-tech living sculptures to combat air pollution

CityTrees are hi-tech living sculptures to combat air pollution

  Design + Plants = Living Sculpture This idea is incredible!  An environmentally conscious German startup has designed a plant-based urban sculpture that it claims has the same air-purifying properties as 275 trees. Green City Solutions’s CityTrees are large, living walls of plants, lichens, and mosses attached to air vents. The greenery absorbs dust, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone gases from the air, and WiFi sensors […]

Bordalo II reinvents street art, recycled art and urban art all in one

Bordalo II reinvents street art, recycled art and urban art all in one

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, finds his inspiration by rifling through Lisbon’s garbage and trash. Where others might see plastic containers, dented car parts, broken crates and leftover tires, Bordalo sees ideal materials to incorporate into his artwork. His creations, located throughout the city, are composed of trash and recycled materials, which he spray-paints and molds into new forms, transforming heaps of garbage into […]

Renewed Art by John Dahlsen

Renewed Art by John Dahlsen

Environmental art involves the creation or manipulation of a large or enclosed space, many effectively surrounding its audience.  Architectural (including landscape architectural) design might be said to qualify as environment art, although the term usually refers to artworks that do not function as either of these kinds of environmental design typically do.  Several artists, many associated with American Pop Art — like Edward Kienholz (American, […]