Recycling is the new buzzword and going by the number of people who embrace the trend, the craze is surely gaining widespread popularity. If you thought that recycling involves just bags and boxes that you get from super markets, think again! Recycled art too is generating great interest these days and creative brains are using their wildest of imaginations to come up with weird and exceptional looking recycled artwork that can be put in the same pedestal as other creative projects.
Here, we present some of the best and amazing recycled art created by artists of great caliber.
1. Recycled metal sculpture
Who could have ever imagined that shreds of metal can be shaped into such stunning pieces of art! This dragon, created by artist Martin brings out his amazing talent and his creative imagination that gave him the spark to put together useless pieces of copper and brass into something worthy of the deepest admiration. Hard carved by the artist himself, they bring out the essence of naturally occurring substances and save natural resources and environment as well.
2. Weldit customs recycled metal junk sculpture
Imagination can soar to great heights if you have a bit of patience and the will to weave magic out of every junk you find. Artist Randy Schwartz has just done exactly that. The breathless design he has created using scrap metal and recycled engine parts bears testimony to his innovative mind. Though many of his art pieces are created just out of love, they are available for sale for a reasonable rate.
3. Nikki rosato art work
Human sculptures from discarded maps are something that donât even crop up in the wildest of our dreams. But Boston based artist Nikki Rosato has gone beyond the realms of possibilities and created art that that can immediately bowl us over with its intricacy, element of surprise, perfect detailing and 3D view, created with the colors and lines in a map. The subtle nuances and shadows that she has created with the map is extremely enthralling to the beholder.
When it comes to detailing and perfection, we wonder whether this motorcycle man scores higher points than the human body itself. Such is the creativity behind this masterpiece by Robo Steel. Created entirely from recycled parts of a motorcycle, this life-size sculpture has unbelievable details, perfectly put together, using more than 1000 authentic pieces and 750 hours of hard work.
5. Recycled bull
Yet another stunning piece of art for an Eco artist, Bettye Hamblen Turner, the gigantic bull, fifth in its series, is created from trashed pieces of stainless and carbon steel incorporated with discarded and recycled auto parts using hot and cold bending techniques. The creation, known as Paladin will attain a deep rust hue as it ages, which will only add to its attraction and originality.
6. Centipede Sculpture
A beautiful and functional creation that has an element of surprise and illumination behind it. The centipede sculpture is a one of its kind creation with cake pans, bicycle breaks, parts of a vacuum cleaner and serving spoons. What makes it entirely green and energy efficient is that it can be mounted on to a wall and the green LED light adds to its horrific charm.
7. Keyboard Chair
The keyboard chair created by Lamn and Dante Bonucelli uses discarded and old keyboard keys for the purpose. The chair looks very modernistic and stylish and can add that extra spark and attraction to any minimalistic environment. The reclining chair is a perfect place for a few minutes of relaxation before heading back to work.
8. Recycled horse
The stunning horse looks every bit real when you gaze from afar. Created from recycled bronze and driftwood, the artist, Heather Jansch has taken great pains to imitate the body language of a horse perfectly and the result is a stupendous blend of beauty, reality and perfection.
9. F1 racecar replica
A joy for racing fans, the F1 race car replica is a magnificent full scale version of an F1 race car in recycled Styrofoam. Michael Salter is an established name in Styrofoam art and few designers have the caliber and perfection to compete with his work when it comes to Styrofoam. The car will surely not help a racer win a championship, but it will surely spread the message about recycling and its possibilities and help in saving mother earth.
10. Cow sculpture
Scour your attics and cellars and we would get scores and scores of watches, clock and old coins which we wouldnât even give a second glance at. But Michael Roberts did give a second look and created beautiful and unbelievably stunning sculptures from it. The cow sculpture, created from 2000 clocks and watches, all arranged in perfect symmetry sold for $11,500 and a part of the proceeds turned in for charity.