We all consider recycling to be the most important solution for pollution. However, why do we not stop using such products at all in first place? Millions of plastic bottles are used by USA alone every hour. We should stop or reduce using paper or plastic, since recycling them is an expensive task too. Here are some artists who made their artwork using recycled materials.
Aurora has saved an approximate of 30,000 plastic bottles from entering the trash on either land or sea. They have not been put through expensive recycling systems either. She creates organic sculptures with the concept of space and sea life. These installations are 3D, apart from the collage she makes using the paper junk.
Julia Anne Goodman
Julia is another artist who converts paper and mashes into a pulp. This pulp is used to make recycled paper. She began this work in 2003 to create her sculptures. One such artwork includes the “Certain is Nothing Now” which depicts a tornado hit area. She used paper waste to show the destruction caused by a dreadful natural disaster.
Have you heard of an artificial aquarium made of trashed water bottles? Well, Miwa Koizumi developed the concept and used PET (polythene terephtlalate plastic) to make the sea creatures. This artwork is a message to the world about how the sea is getting polluted by the plastic waste, thus affecting the fish and other water creatures. This depiction is an important message to the world, to prohibit the pollution of natural forms, be it sea, forest or air.
He has come up with a concept called as “Newspaper house.” It simply means production of an artwork using old and used newspapers. He tries to renew old paper and use the content and the images to get involved in the structure. Thus, he gave identity to the people or objects in news through Newspaper House.
Her concept of Bulbous forms has been appreciated worldwide. She has transformed discarded objects into a work of art. She uses melted, reformed and tarnished plastic in her artworks. The transformation makes this material soft, thus giving it a flexible and easy to use characteristic.
Recycling plastic or paper can give some amazing sculptures or art forms. A few easy steps and you can convert the plastic you were just about to throw in the trash bin into something valuable.