Moe Beitiks

 

Meghan Beitiks (Moe for short) was originally turned on to the concept of sustainability while studying site-specific theatre on a Fulbright scholarship in Latvia. She spent the following years immersing herself in the worlds of organic farming and recycled veggie oil fuels by working on a farm in Oklahoma and driving across the country in a grease-powered veggie bus. Since then she's sought every opportunity to combine her passions for ecology and the arts. She is currently pursuing an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Incredible Cardboard Cameras by Kiel Johnson

Incredible Cardboard Cameras by Kiel Johnson

Artist Kiel Johnson has used common cardboard to meticulously re-create an incredible collection of old-school cameras -- from the Instamatic to the Polaroid to the Hi-8. Johnson's obsession

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Glowing Frog Skeletons Shed Light On Unexplained Deformations

Glowing Frog Skeletons Shed Light On Unexplained Deformations

Why do some frogs fail to develop a complete set of limbs while others develop extra limbs? Is it the result violent parasites? Or maybe chemical pollution? In Brandon Ballengee's latest

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“Bicycle Portraits” Raise Cycling Awareness in South Africa

“Bicycle Portraits” Raise Cycling Awareness in South Africa

Project founders Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler began documenting cyclists in early 2010. They're infinitely curious about people and their relationship to bikes. The portraits may be gathered

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Banksy’s Coin-Operated, Politically Charged Dolphin Ride Mocks BP

Banksy’s Coin-Operated, Politically Charged Dolphin Ride Mocks BP

If you think this dolphin looks furious -- it is -- and with good reason! This colorful kiddie ride comes courtesy of gleeful art prankster Banksy, an artist well known for his graffiti and

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Water Works: The Bay Area’s Summer Art and Water Festival

Water Works: The Bay Area’s Summer Art and Water Festival

While some states are already starting to get cozy for cooler fall days, the folks up in Northern California will still be sitting pretty during September, which happens to be the Bay Area's

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Green Gardening Machines Blast Weeds With Bursts of Steam

Green Gardening Machines Blast Weeds With Bursts of Steam

These hefty-looking machines are Green Steam Weed Killers, and they will soon be patrolling the streets of San Francisco, annihilating unwanted weeds without the use of pesticides. The City's

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Mobile Phone App Enables Wild Food Foragers

Mobile Phone App Enables Wild Food Foragers

Foragers unite! Now when you discover some sweet street-side amaranth or blackberries, you can share the surplus with Boskoi, a mobile phone app for wild foods. Named after the greek word for

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San Francisco Breaks Ground on Green Transbay Transit Center!

San Francisco Breaks Ground on Green Transbay Transit Center!

We've been eagerly following the development of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Terminal, and now we're excited to announce that the $4 billion project by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has

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World’s Largest Artwork Created on Frozen Lake Baikal!

World’s Largest Artwork Created on Frozen Lake Baikal!

A team of eight people committed to walking in circles for art, including a documentary filmmaker and a photographer. Given the ethereal nature of the piece, it's not surprising how important

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Plastic Bag Monsters Invade San Francisco to Support Bag Ban!

Plastic Bag Monsters Invade San Francisco to Support Bag Ban!

This week, California lawmakers are meeting to discuss monumental legislation that could banish plastic bags once and for all from The Golden State. To raise awareness for this landmark move, a

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Art on Track Invades Chicago’s Elevated Trains This Weekend!

Art on Track Invades Chicago’s Elevated Trains This Weekend!

We love seeing eye-catching eco art installations hit the road, so we were excited to hear that Chicago's Art onTrack program is bringing the delicious spirit of decoration to they city's famed

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Shipping Container Pavillion Springs up in San Francisco Presidio

Shipping Container Pavillion Springs up in San Francisco Presidio

Here on Inhabitat we've brought you shipping containers arranged as homes, schools, observatories, and stacks of glory. While you may say you've seen every arrangement there is to be had, we say

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Molly Dilworth’s Daily Practice Prints Made from Salvaged Textiles

Molly Dilworth’s Daily Practice Prints Made from Salvaged Textiles

You may have seen artist Molly Dilworth's impactful rooftop paintings before, and now her more human-sized works are up for sale on ArtWeLove. Entitled "Daily Practice," the prints are done on

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Primate’s Progress: a Chuggy Solar-Powered Lawn Mower

Primate’s Progress: a Chuggy Solar-Powered Lawn Mower

We've seen several solar-powered lawn mowers lately, and they're generally high-tech, super space-cadety looking things. That's part of why the Primate's Progress mower tickles our bits. It's a

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Artist Don Lucho Creates a Familiar World Out of Recycled Cardboard

Artist Don Lucho Creates a Familiar World Out of Recycled Cardboard

We’ve reported on cardboard high chairs, cardboard houses and cardboard coffins, but never have we seen cardboard applied on such an impressive and artful scale. Artist Don Lucho is taking

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Seed-Sprouting Flower Grenades Explode in the UK

Seed-Sprouting Flower Grenades Explode in the UK

The typical seed bomb explodes in slow motion -- the ball of compost, mud, and seeds dissolves as the plants sprout and colonize the bomb site. These flower grenades from suckUK explode very

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Brilliant Favela Paintings Energize Neighborhoods!

Brilliant Favela Paintings Energize Neighborhoods!

Check out these cheerful candy-colored buildings! Murals are a fantastic way to sugar-coat concrete and brighten up otherwise drab buildings. Artists Haas and Hahn have adorned several concrete

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The ‘Land Art Generator Initiative’ Combines Art with Energy Creation

The ‘Land Art Generator Initiative’ Combines Art with Energy Creation

The power of art is often described as being emotional, healing, ethereal, and inspirational. But in the context of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), art's power is as literal as that:

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BOOK REVIEW: Mushroom|Clouds by Chris Drury

BOOK REVIEW: Mushroom|Clouds by Chris Drury

Land Art is, historically, HUGE. Ginormous. It is art that is heaved and coughed and carved into the hardest and bitterest corners of the suffering planet, art that says "humans were here."

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Glassphemy: A Way to Recycle Glass Bottles with Fury!

Glassphemy: A Way to Recycle Glass Bottles with Fury!

Pissed off about oil spills? Angered by over-packaging? Rather than letting all that pent up frustration to get the better of you, why not grab a used glass bottle instead and commit

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San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

Bright green, hanging and vibrant flora are invading the city of San Francisco, in the most global and ubiquitous sense. Vertical Gardens, an exhibit at the American Institute of Architects,

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ECO ART: Solar-Powered Speakers Sing for Renewable Energy

ECO ART: Solar-Powered Speakers Sing for Renewable Energy

Making a statement through music is far from unfamiliar – some of the most powerful messages of our time have been embodied in the most fetching melodies. Taking the wide human reach held

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San Francisco’s EcoCenter Opens This Sunday at Heron’s Head Park!

San Francisco’s EcoCenter Opens This Sunday at Heron’s Head Park!

The Heron's Head park project is the kind of thing that makes a social justice environmental activist's heart sing. Situated literally down the street from the Hunter's View projects (now

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Recy-Blocks: Building Material Made from Old Plastic Bags

Recy-Blocks: Building Material Made from Old Plastic Bags

Plastic bags, plastic bags, plastic bags. Since they don't seem to be vanishing any time soon, designers keep coming up with ways to reuse them. The most recent and fascinating of these

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Artist EVOL Transforms Lackluster Urban Spaces With Mini Conrete Block Towers

Artist EVOL Transforms Lackluster Urban Spaces With Mini Conrete Block Towers

Urban spaces that host sparse enclaves or nondescript architecture are more likely to spark feelings of banality rather than inspiration. So when we spotted the work of Berlin based street

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Colorful Wall Art Creatures Made from Old Vinyl Records

Colorful Wall Art Creatures Made from Old Vinyl Records

Scales. JAXPAC, the Jacksonville Public Art Commission, has put them to work on the streets of its hometown, in both the musical and the reptilian sense. The artists took old vinyl records and

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ECO ART: Polar Bear Clouds Raise Spirits and Awareness

ECO ART: Polar Bear Clouds Raise Spirits and Awareness

Polar bears, polar bears, polar bears! At Inhabitat, we've seen these mascots of global warming used in all sorts of ways to call attention to environment issues: floating, dancing and

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Bucky Bar Built From Umbrellas is a Pop-Up Party

Bucky Bar Built From Umbrellas is a Pop-Up Party

DUS Architects and the Studio for Unsolicited Architecture offer shelter from the storm with their incredible pop-up Bucky Bar made entirely from umbrellas. Built from orange umbrellas in a very

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Ethereal Ads are Printed Right into the Snow

Ethereal Ads are Printed Right into the Snow

Spring might have one foot in the door but we couldn't resist giving a shoutout to Element Six's "snow ads" that stay in existence just long enough to get their message across and then melt

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ECO ART: Trashed Beer Cans Become Butterflies in Flight

ECO ART: Trashed Beer Cans Become Butterflies in Flight

When you take a close look at a beer can, you may notice that they have a really nice arc to them. Artist Paul Villinski has taken that same arc and turned it into butterflies in flight. 

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