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Trash Art

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,...

This Ocean Art Is Beautiful And Horrifying At The Same Time

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

They’re beautiful from a distance -- and appalling upon closer inspection. A styrofoam coral reef, a water bottle jelly fish and a plastic whale ...

These Magical 'Landscapes' Made Of Plastic Bags Will Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts

Ok yes, unhinged neighbor kid from American Beauty: plastic bags can be beautiful. But mostly, they're not, and everyone knows it. Following the lead ...

Cleaning Woman Hilariously Mistakes Contemporary Artwork For Trash

AP | Posted 02.21.2014 | Arts

ROME (AP) — A cleaning woman in southern Italy has unwittingly thrown away contemporary artworks that were supposed to be part of an exhibition. Lo...

Why One Artist Is Making Marine Life Mosaics Out Of Our Trash

Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

Last year, the Ocean Conservancy's coastal clean-up project collected more than 3.5 million pounds of trash from America's beaches in one day. For...

Ghosts Of A Lottery Dream

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.16.2013 | Arts

Artists Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom are serious about the lottery. Working together under the moniker "Ghost of a Dream," the two create giant, highl...

You Won't Believe How These Were Made

Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts

For today's serving of delicious and unexpected artworks, we bring you shadow sculptures made of trash courtesy of Dutch artist Diet Wiegman. ...

Tim Noble And Sue Webster Are Junkyard Royalty

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Tim Noble and Sue Webster create insouciant masterpieces that flaunt a meticulous eye for detail. Their incredible shadow projections are irreverent s...

PHOTOS: Haiti's Ghetto Biennale

MutualArt | Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

In December 2009, a group of local and international artists presented at the first-ever biennial in the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince, mixing art...

Sculpting Shadows Out Of Trash

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

Their works range from effervescent, large-scale light installations to graphic art illustrations, to jaw-dropping sculptures made from materials like...

Modern Art Is Garbage

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

Trash doesn't have to be garbage. When examining human waste, artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster decided to make something out of what they call th...

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...

Will & Kate Wedding Portrait Made Of Garbage

The Observer | Tom Lamont | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts

Of all the cultural figures we approached to pay tribute to the royal wedding, Bob and Roberta Smith chose arguably the most abstract approach. The ea...

Artist Turns Cigarette Butts Into Beautiful Woven Rug

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Puerto Rican artist Jesus Bubu Negron ... roped street cleaners into collecting cigarette butts so he could make the rug shown above. ...

Junk Art (PHOTOS): 10 Amazing Artists Using Recycled Materials

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Junk can be a beautiful thing, if you have the eyes to see it. From litter off the streets to odds and ends in the house, these artists from around th...

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...