Art isn’t just an expression of an individual. Furthermore, it also serves as a means of educating the society. A great work of art successfully elicits the attention of the viewer. However, it is then the responsibility of the artists to utilize it in a positive way. They should make sure that the viewer takes a positive message from their art. Now more than ever we stand in need of such messages. Due to the high environmental impact of modern human civilization, the world stands in need of sustainability. In fact, it is actually only a few countries that are harming the planet. Therefore, keeping this in mind, artists from all around the world are again and again raising this message through sustainable art.
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While buying something with high aesthetic appeal, we often forget how much it damages the environment. In fact, as Mahatma Gandhi rightly put it ‘There’s enough in the world for everyone’s need. Not for greed.’ If everyone in the world focuses only on his or her needs, then we won’t have to worry about the environment anymore. But does this mean that we need to give up luxury completely and live the life of an ascetic? Absolutely not. By adopting a minimalist attitude and by using only eco-friendly luxuries, we can still make a difference. Here are 10 wall clocks made using recycled materials that show what eco-conscious luxury means.
A lot of us tend to throw away old computers. At first glance, you would hardly be able to figure out that nothing but the keys of old computer keyboards have been used to create them. If you think so, then look again. Waste keyboards along with other electronics pose a great threat to the environment. Since it is extremely difficult to recycle them, if we reuse old computer keyboards and other peripherals, then it would be best. Moreover, there’s we more thing we can do. We can stay minimalists as far as our electronic needs are concerned. Right now, the problems don’t lie with our demands, it rather lies with the waste that we are producing.
All organisms produce trash. However, this trash is a part of the food web. It decomposes quickly and provides food to many organisms. Human trash, on the other hand, consists of materials that do not decompose easily. These, when accumulating in the landfill, can create hazardous chemicals. Furthermore, these chemicals also pollute air, soil, and water resources. However, that is not all. As we are bringing forth new technological innovations, we are also bringing more e-waste. With new inventions every passing day, more waste will be collected into our waste streams and landfills contaminating the environment and the wildlife as well. This is a terrifying situation. Making robots from recycled materials is just one of the solutions to it.
The world is generating electronic waste by tonnes now. In fact, around two-thirds of our toxic waste is electronic. Therefore, more than any other type of waste, it calls us to imply the three R’s to it. There are various ways and methods to deal with this waste are constantly being devised. The best part about them is, you can even utilize them creatively to make some eye-catching artwork. The use of wires and circuits in your artworks would give them the much-desired modern technological feel. When you have a slight creative side, it wouldn’t be that difficult. You would find plenty and more tutorials for that online. Furthermore, as inspirations, you can also check out the works of pros in this field. These designers have found simple and complicated ways to convert this seemingly ugly waste into pieces of beauty. We examine 10 such bizarre crafts made from e-waste.
Tired of watching your old utensils lose both their shine and utility? Well, why not recycle them. In fact, if you are a fan of ‘art with a purpose’ then in the form of old useless cutlery, you have the perfect material for the craft. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these stunning creations from recycled cutlery. These are absolutely real and keeping in mind the malleability and strength of steel are quite easy to make. So don’t look for oils and paints if you want to do something creative, just open your old cardboard boxes and get your cutlery ready for some real metallic art.
Sustainability is more than just saving the environment and generating electricity, it is a lifestyle and an art movement. Moreover, what we categorize as sustainable artwork aren’t just ones that consist of eco-friendly materials. There are myriad other categories to green art. One such category is that of artworks, which work on renewable energy and either produce electricity or perform some other function. Let’s take a look at seven such creative sculptures that work on wind power.
By reusing cardboard you are not only saving money, but you are also saving the environment as well. In fact, with the rising trend of sustainability among the millennials, even the masses would now connect with your art. The rising support for such campaigns on Kickstarter is proof of this. Add to this a touch of traditionalism, and you have perfection before you. Therefore, if you are an eco-conscious creative artist opting for cardboard sculptures should be amongst your first choices.
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Let’s look at five such astounding cardboard sculptures and their creators. Most of these artists have carved a niche for themselves in a specific sphere of cardboard art. Many have been inspired by everyday subjects while others have taken lead from nature itself. Some of them are completely involved with recyclable cardboard as a medium, and others chose to work in various other mediums as well, apart from cardboard.
If you thought that newspapers are just meant for reading, then you are absolutely wrong. You can use old newspaper for gazzilion other things once you have read them. They are perfect glass cleaners, natural pest killers, packing material, etc. However, nowadays eco-conscious individuals are also using them creatively. They are using old newspapers to create furniture, lamps, houses and whatnot. Take a look at these products made using old newspapers. We are sure they would amaze you.
The artists with their creation have the ability to get the attention of the viewers. However, it depends upon the artists where they want to take this attention. Right now, the world is buckling under the pressure of environmental issues like climate change leading to loss of animal habitat and extinction of wildlife species. Therefore, many eco-conscious artists from around the world are creating thought-provoking animal sculptures using recycled materials to promote both art and sustainability at the same time.