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PICS: Inhabitat's Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

by , 02/17/12
filed under: Art, gallery, Recycled Materials



green design, eco design, sustainable design, Montreal Museum of FIne Arts, Recycled art, eco art, green art, recycled materials, Claude Cormier, Stephan Balkenhol, En Masse, Street art, Gilles Mihalcean, Los Carpinteros, Nam June Paik

Claude Cormier’s colorful “Heads of Christ” is a dream collage for kids of all ages. Using old stuffed animals, the artist has created a massive plush carpet that spans an entire room. Faces of stuffed bears, bunnies, walruses, frogs and the like peak out in every direction, grouped by color to form a patchy quilt. The piece delights the child within, while also evoking the idea of animal skin rugs without the cruelty.

Stephan Balkenhol used traditional wood carving made popular during the Middle Ages to create his sculptures of men and women. Using large tree trunks of poplar and Douglas fir, he carves away wood and bark to form life like busts. His male and female heads at this museum are realistic, but also show the viewer that they are comprised of wood.

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