Sunday, April 19, 2009

One Man's Trash is Another's Treasure....

Since my last blog was about Andy Goldsworthy's work, I was still thinking about how art can be very inexpensive to create, unobtrusive to it's environment (or good for the environment!), and even more accessible than it usually is. This is why I like Earth Art and Recycled Art, which can often be found outside and not in an expensive, ritzy museum. Recycled art can be made from found objects, trash, recycled metal, etc. Recycled art can be anything from a clothing item or accessory (I'm sure you've all seen wallets made from tape or purses made from recycled plastic bags), it can be a sculpture, a 2-dimensional piece to hang on your wall, or a functional object (i.e. a lamp or a coat rack made from recycled objects).

- If you work with children, or have kids, here are some ideas for art projects at KinderArt.Com.
- is a cool website with neat, environmentally friendly gifts. Here are a few of my favorite....

Recycled Bracelet

Recycled Business Card Case

Recycled Elephant Toy

1 comment:

  1. Real cute more people should do this! Let's un-mountain the garbage mountains...

    Thank you!!