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.
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.
Food art is something that utilizes two aspects of your creativity. First, how good a sculpture you can make. Second, how well you can cook. Don’t expect other people to go near your work of food art if smells stale or it doesn’t taste good. Although, here aesthetics take the higher priority, but smell and taste matter too. If you possess the rare skill of being both an expert carver and a proficient cook, all you need to look for is a good platform. For example, during the christmas season, you can take part in competitions where you have to make creative gingerbread houses.
They say only really drunk guys and girls can see empty beer bottles as works of art. Heck, some guys I personally know claim to be proud of their empty beer bottle “collections” and use that as an excuse not to clean up their apartments. However, there really are some creative geniuses out there who really can turn the lowly empty beer bottle in real art. Check out the following examples.
What could be better than turning plastic from being a ‘pirate’ in the environment to something ‘pleasant’ which could beautify our homes? Plastic bottles are non biodegradable and hence, cause a lot of harm to the environment we live in. Why not follow the beautiful principle of ‘reduce, recycle and reuse’ and make some productive use of plastic.
Creativity has no limits and some artists have literally proven the same with their extraordinary works of art made from run-of-the-mill items. Take for example the magnificent artworks created with just matchsticks, which include replica of world famous cars and monuments. Artists use hundreds and thousands of matchsticks scrupulously to create such amazing pieces that are sure to impress lovers of art and design. After the jump are five such amazing artworks made meticulously from matchsticks
The first thing that we do after encountering broken or useless glass anywhere near our premises is to throw it out. But if you were Bryan Northup, an oak park artist, you will just jump with joy at finding the only ingredient that he uses for his art work. In his own words, he is “addicted” to glass and when you look at his range of work, you realize that he has truly immersed himself in this special art form and has the eye and ability to see and conjure up beautiful patterns, mosaic, shades and shapes from trashed glass.
Bryan can shape out amazing things out of discarded and broken glass which finds place in his collection which he has named Biolum derived from bioluminescence. Biolum includes Stained glass panels, Light panels, Jewelry, mosaics and tableware.
He recently got himself an interesting project that gave a new dimension to his work when Garfield Park Conservatory contacted him for doing something creative with the huge stockpile of broken glass shattered by a hailstorm. Bryan got hold of about a thousand pound of glass form the Conservatory which he carefully selected, looking for interesting shapes and patterns specially ones with markings of the hail storm. He made a few shapes and bowls by arranging them and baking them in his kiln for four to five hours. The creation, “catching the hail bowls” got sold like hot cakes ahead of holidays and Bryan had to slog overtime to meet the soaring demands. The “hail bowls” were sold at the Conservatory gift shop from which Bryan got the half of 100$ a piece and rest went for restoring the damaged Conservatory. The bowls made of shards have a striking geometry and one of bowls actually looks as if frozen in time while being shattered on impact. The locals too lapped up whatever he had made as they felt owning a bit of history and keeping themselves associated with the conservatory.
Another interesting endeavor of bran is his creation titled “bentglass” which has fabulous collection of glass bottles sculptures and concepts. Bryan says, “Ordinary, yet necessary glass bottle yields an endless array of possibilities for creating art objects that are functional as well as intriguing and beautiful to look at. Enhancing the organic qualities of glass by transforming it in the kiln is what keeps me excited and inspired to keep working with recycled glass”. you kind of get in his frame of mind when you see ordinary and trashed glass bottles transformed and fused together to form a Glass Lamp, Bottle tray, Triple Decker server, soap case, and even an iphone holder!
The good news is that Bryan has just used a tenth of what he collected from Garfield Conservatory and is pondering over what he will do with the rest of the stockpile of broken shards. May be stained glass panels or more bowls, we’ll sure knew it soon!
The thought of an artwork made out of old used junk doesn’t seem that appealing to our sensibilities. But some artists have rubbished that thought with their innovative creations that can actually be an inspiration for our generations to use wisely and reuse with even greater wisdom. Here are ten such amazing work of arts from recycling old junk:
Recycled art and craft have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. The importance of saving earth is kicking into everyoneâs mind and looking at the stunning designs that recycled products shape out into, the effort is entirely appreciable and the result is incredible. Take a look at these stunning creations from old cutlery. If you have a cabinet full of cutlery that you no longer consider fashionable, try some of these masterpieces and come out with beautiful creations worthy of admiration and display.
Gabriel Dishaw’s Fembot is an amazing sculpture of a female robot made out of upcycled junk! The innovative junk artist and sculptor’s passion for turning old metallic junk into an art work is purely the work of a keen imagination and a lot of focus. His sculpture of the fembot is very intricately made by keeping into account the delicate feminine silhouette which he has not disturbed in any way and has managed to use all the old metal junk to perfection. The artist considers his work as an emancipation of his imagination which comes to life and is also very eco-friendly at the same time!