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Recycled Art

Artist Makes Giant Patchwork Hot Air Balloons From Recycled Bags

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts

Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno has his head in the clouds. For his newest project, titled "Becoming Aerosolar," Saraceno transformed thousands of re...

Priscilla Frank

Meet The Art Collective Making Carpets From Sponges, Pasta And Party Hats | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts

When we think of carpets, images of bland loop pole rugs float to mind, tickling the toes but leaving the eyes and imagination rather unstimulated. We...

Here's What Happens When The King Of Trash Art Gets His Hands On A Fancy Manhattan Townhouse

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts

In 1990, a man named El Anatsui was among the first batch of sub-Saharan Africans ever to present at the Venice Bienniale, the grand ball of the art w...

Classic Portraits Are Way Better When Painted On Beer Cans

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts

Roaming the halls of traditional art museums, one is bound to have the strange sensation he or she is walking amongst ghosts. And not just any ghosts,...

Artist Turns Used Children's Toys Into Bizarre Human Portraits

Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts

Warning: The following piece contains awesome yet potentially unnerving sculptures of toy parts. You've been warned -- things get weird. We wouldn'...

This Giant Consumerist Christmas Tree Will Make You Rethink Your Holiday Spending

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Ah, Christmas. A time for families to get together, sing around the fireplace and stampede through the local malls in a frenzied panic for the perfect...

Gorgeous Cut Newspapers Show Beauty Of Recycling

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts

Artist Donna Ruff's intricate and ornate cut newspapers differ from the average art of paper cutting. "I like to cut away or remove parts of pages so ...

Guess What These Sculptures Are Made Of?

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.04.2012 | Arts

For the Accroche-Coeurs performing arts festival in Angers, France, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has created two enormous slugs 'racing' towards a l...

Cherry Blossoms And Safety Cones

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts

How much attention have you given to safety cones? Aside from swerving to avoid them, or fleeing the scene if you did... have you ever thought about a...

You Won't Believe What This Headdress Is Made Of

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

The old adage rings true: One person's trash really is another person's treasure. In a stroke of creative genius, Flickr user Urban Woodswalker, aka C...

Artist Transforms E-Waste

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts

Got an extra computer or broken speaker lying around? Why not hand it over to designer Rodrigo Alonso? The Chilean artist transforms a range of e-w...

Sustainable Light: Incredible Handmade Bookshades

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green

Got some unwanted novels hanging around? Why not donate them to lighting designer Allison Patrick. The recent architecture graduate transforms recy...

PHOTOS: Artist Creates Sculpture Using 500 Pounds Of River Garbage

Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

Some sculptors work with marble or bronze. For one artist in Minnesota, trash proved to be another medium that leaves a lasting impression. Raina B...

It's Beach Season: Meet the Giant Plastic Bottle Garbage Jellyfish

Diane Dulken | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Diane Dulken

Walking into a neighborhood grocery store, I saw a sculpture of heartbreaking beauty: a giant jellyfish made of plastic bottle tentacles and a body of jumbled plastic bags and debris.

Trash Art: California's Artistic Recycling Revolution

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Maybe it's the mild weather and thriving back-yard culture--California is a hotspot for artistic recyclers. Creative reuse of scavenged materials is n...

French Artist Builds A Mountain Of Clothes

AOL | Ben Muessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Using 30 tons of discarded pants, shirts, jackets and dresses, acclaimed artist Christian Boltanski has created a morbid artwork in New York's Park Av...

Artist Tim Burke Recycles Detroit History, And Rescues Himself (PHOTOS)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Tucker

Detroiter Tim Burke calls himself an artist, a scavenger, and a non-practicing alcoholic. Devoted to the reuse of refuse, the 40-something sculptor us...

Recycled Light Has Never Been So Beautiful...

Hillary Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hillary Newman


How To Best Reuse and Recycle Plastic Bags

Green Upgrader | Samantha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Switching over to reusable bags is a necessary change that we should all be making both a habit and a rule. Unfortunately, at times many people still ...

Greening Hollywood: Green Books & Recycling Art for Kids and Tots

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Dr. Seuss spoke through the Lorax to warn us against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty. And this was long before saving the earth became a global concern.