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 […]

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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, […]

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Create from a Crate art competition is changing recycling forever

Create from a Crate art competition is changing recycling forever

In Australia, Create from a Crate is a biennial recycled woodwork competition that has changed the idea of recycling entirely. First launched in 2002,  the Victorian Woodworkers Association in partnership with Waste Converters Recycling have run 6 successful competitions. This year in 2016, over 40 incredibly talented furniture makers, sculptors, and carvers from all across Australia entered their artwork using the material from just two recycled wooden pallets. http://www.createfromacrate.com/artists/#/clare-solomon/

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