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Dutch Sculptor Transforms Painted Scrap Wood Into Realistic Car Mosaics

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On May 19, 2011 @ 2:54 pm In Art,automotive,Green Transportation,News,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Diederick Kraaijeveld, car art, recycled materials, car mosaic, car sculptor, green art, eco-friendly art, eco-friendly sculpture [1]

Dutch artist and gearhead Diederick Kraaijeveld [2] has a unique use for your painted scrap wood [3]. The sculptor takes pieces of discarded wood and recycles [4] them into photorealistic mosaics of cars [5]. That’s right, he doesn’t paint the wood himself. Kraaijeveld waits until he has just the right color of wood, and then he gets to work creating another masterpiece. The results are nothing short of breathtaking, as discarded wood comes back to life as automotive art [6].

Diederick Kraaijeveld, car art, recycled materials, car mosaic, car sculptor, green art, eco-friendly art, eco-friendly sculpture [7]

Kraaijeveld [2] mosaics started as a hobby, but merged into his profession when he combine his past time of collage-making with his passion for vintage cars. He works predominantly from photographs, and each piece is hand carved and assembled using reclaimed, genuine colored wood that Diederick scavenges himself during trips Holland, where he lives, and during his travels around the world. Often the materials come first, then he waits until he has just the right idea to turn them into something new.

Via Jalopnik [8]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/dutch-sculptor-diederick-kraaijeveld-turns-scrap-wood-into-rolling-art/rsz_kraaijeveld-car-mosaic-1/

[2] Diederick Kraaijeveld: http://www.oudhout.com/

[3] scrap wood: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=scrap+wood

[4] recycles: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=recycle

[5] cars: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=car

[6] automotive art: http://inhabitat.com../index.php?s=car+art

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/dutch-sculptor-diederick-kraaijeveld-turns-scrap-wood-into-rolling-art/rsz_kraaijeveld-car-mosaic-2/

[8] Jalopnik: http://jalopnik.com/5803046/dutch-artist-turns-junk-wood-into-realistic-car-sculptures/gallery/1

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