green art

Fantastic Norway Makes Giant Pixelated Cloud Out of 3000 Cardboard Boxes

Fantastic Norway Makes Giant Pixelated Cloud Out of 3000 Cardboard Boxes

The exhibition was held in order to present brand new design objects, and Fantastic Norway decided to honor that idea by making their installation speak to the thrill of unpacking a product. The cardboard

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Steam Studio: A Mysterious Recycled Glass Cube in the Swedish Forest

Steam Studio: A Mysterious Recycled Glass Cube in the Swedish Forest

Steam Studio is a 1.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 meter glass cube that stands alone in the Swedish forest. Designed by artist Helle Kvamme, the mysterious structure is made of recycled windows and recycled plastic

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Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative Sculptures

Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative Sculptures

Most of Dettmer’s focus is on books, favoring out of date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books and dictionaries. He begins carving away arbitrarily at the pages, letting the images reveal

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Super Intricate Sheep Sculpture Made Out of Old Spark Plugs

Super Intricate Sheep Sculpture Made Out of Old Spark Plugs

Here's a case of designers behaving baaaaa-dly. James Corbett from Australia makes superbly detailed sculptures mostly out of vintage old car parts. This one, a cute but not cuddly sheep made of spark

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Help Bring a Sustainable TreeHouse to Governors Island, NYC This Summer

Help Bring a Sustainable TreeHouse to Governors Island, NYC This Summer

If you never got to play in a treehouse as a kid, here’s your chance to frolic in one that’s being planned for New York City this summer! Called “A Sustainable TreeHouse,” the

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Nick Georgiou’s Recycled Newspaper Art Channels Edvard Munch’s “Scream”

Nick Georgiou’s Recycled Newspaper Art Channels Edvard Munch’s “Scream”

Nick Georgiou recycles his old newspapers, but probably not in the same way that most people do. The Queens, NY based green artist makes three dimensional sculptures from the waste material including the

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Motoi Yamamoto’s Mind-Bogglingly Intricate Mazes Drawn with Salt

Motoi Yamamoto’s Mind-Bogglingly Intricate Mazes Drawn with Salt

Yamamoto has constructed close to 30 of these mazes since he started working with salt in 2001. His began working with salt a decade ago after his sister passed away from brain cancer. In Japan, salt is a

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Liz Hickok Builds Amazing Architectural Models Out of Jell-O

Liz Hickok Builds Amazing Architectural Models Out of Jell-O

Hickok has recreated various parts of San Francisco including famous landmarks like City Hall, the Bay Bridge, the Ferry Building, parts of the Mission and even a whole skyline as seen from Alcatraz.

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Artist Thomas McKean Recycles MetroCards into Sculptures & Mosaics

Artist Thomas McKean Recycles MetroCards into Sculptures & Mosaics

“Usually we swipe [MetroCards] in a hurry as we pass through the turnstile, hoping we haven’t missed the subway. Or dip them as we enter a bus, hoping there’s still enough money on them to pay for

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Love Sign Made of Matches and Reclaimed Wood Sets Hearts Afire

Love Sign Made of Matches and Reclaimed Wood Sets Hearts Afire

With Valentine's Day right around the bend, we thought it was the perfect time to feature artist Pei San Ng's amore-themed matchstick art. Ng arranged approximately 2,500 match sticks with red tips on a

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Upside Down Chair is Just as Much Sitting Fun as a Real Tree Trunk

Upside Down Chair is Just as Much Sitting Fun as a Real Tree Trunk

Designer Floris Wubben and artist Bauke Fokkema have taken all the fun of sitting on a real tree trunk and injected it into this wooden chair. Crafted from an inverted willow tree, the chair is supported

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Tribe Studio Creates a Spectacular Sustainable Ceiling Installation

Tribe Studio Creates a Spectacular Sustainable Ceiling Installation

What would you create if your design brief was to craft an artistic installation that would not only be festive and playful, but also encourage dialogue on sustainability? The creative team at Tribe

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Hironobu Yamabe’s “Short by Short” Eco Art Frames its Own Waste

Hironobu Yamabe’s “Short by Short” Eco Art Frames its Own Waste

Japanese designer Hironobu Yamabe’s “Short by Short” is a provocative and interesting art piece as well as an eye-opening lesson in waste management. Each Short by Short artwork is an unfinished

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Penumbra: Artist Jean Shin Creates a Colorful Canopy Out of Orphaned Umbrellas

Penumbra: Artist Jean Shin Creates a Colorful Canopy Out of Orphaned Umbrellas

Even the most fastidious recyclers can turn into wanton litterbugs when winds whip their umbrellas right out of their hands during a storm. Luckily, many of these long-lost parasols were recovered by

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Sliced Stable: Open-Air Kitchen Connects With the Land

Sliced Stable: Open-Air Kitchen Connects With the Land

This Sliced Stable in the Netherlands is a little piece of community space set on a farm that is destined to become forested land again. Part of an art experience by Dutch design studio Overtreders W, the

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Giant “Eggo” Home Made Out Of Hundreds Of Recycled Egg Cartons

Giant “Eggo” Home Made Out Of Hundreds Of Recycled Egg Cartons

Goldenhen is known for its quirky reuse of everyday materials in unexpected ways. The Original Dream is part of a series of 'Eggo' installations that utilize recycled egg cartons. The cartons are colored

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Top 6 Eco Art Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Eco Art Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Favorite!

This year we were amused and astounded by the level of work being produced by eco-minded artists on the scene today. We're impressed that so many of these artists not only re-think the use of conventional

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Giant Solar Peace Sign Sculpture Made from of 80 Metal Oil Barrels

Giant Solar Peace Sign Sculpture Made from of 80 Metal Oil Barrels

The peace sign stands 58 feet high and isn't just a pretty face. It's actually a sustainable resource that will be able to feed power (collected from its 80 solar panels) into the city's electrical grid.

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Solar-Powered Machine Creates Rainbows From Recycled Rainwater

Solar-Powered Machine Creates Rainbows From Recycled Rainwater

McKean, a former resident at the Bemis Center and now a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been conducting tests on rainbow creation since 2002. The Bemis Center commissioned McKean to

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Amazing Futuristic Styrofoam Art Made from Found Packaging

Amazing Futuristic Styrofoam Art Made from Found Packaging

Rogenes uses all different shapes and sizes of polystyrene packing material to build his creations which range from smaller pieces to giant, death-ray like ones. He also uses light to really play up the

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Shimmering Exhale Pavilion Illuminates Art Basel Miami Beach

Shimmering Exhale Pavilion Illuminates Art Basel Miami Beach

Exhale Pavilion was designed to complement evening programs at Art Basil Miami Beach, which include video and performance pieces as well as an impressive DJ lineup during the fair. The piece opened

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COP16: Posters Depicting Designers’ Messages of Climate Change

COP16: Posters Depicting Designers’ Messages of Climate Change

If a picture is worth a thousand words, there’s a whole lot of talking going on right now at the Eleventh Annual Poster Biennial of Mexico. “Disenyadores por la tierra,” (Designers for

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NEW PHOTOS: Canstruction Sculptures Made Entirely From Cans!

NEW PHOTOS: Canstruction Sculptures Made Entirely From Cans!

Just last week we brought you a peek at the incredible winners of this year's NYC’s Canstruction competition, which challenges engineers, architects, contractors, and students to create massive

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Canstruction: Amazing Sculptures Made From Canned Goods

Canstruction: Amazing Sculptures Made From Canned Goods

A crumbling Parthenon-esque can collection -- great usage of various non-perishable food items. In this skyscraper design, the smaller, stacked cans play tricks on the viewers' eyes, making them

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Igloo Made From 300 Refrigerators Springs Up in Germany

Igloo Made From 300 Refrigerators Springs Up in Germany

Berlin-based artist Ralf Schmerberg has constructed an awe-inspiring igloo made almost entirely of old refrigerators in the center of Hamburg, Germany. What appears as a Dada-esque construction filled

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Artists Use Oil From the Gulf Of Mexico to Screen Print Posters

Artists Use Oil From the Gulf Of Mexico to Screen Print Posters

Happiness Brussels is hoping to raise some cash to rehabilitate habitats destroyed by the Gulf Coast spill by selling art made from the area's number one offender -- oil from the disaster. The team is

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Amazing Hanging Garden is Suspended in the Sky

Amazing Hanging Garden is Suspended in the Sky

We are simply awe-struck by Shinji Turner-Yamamoto’s Hanging Garden sculpture, which was recently installed in the abandoned Holy Cross Church of Cincinnati. The organic artwork consists of a living

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Artist Imagines What Brooklyn Would Look Like Underwater

Artist Imagines What Brooklyn Would Look Like Underwater

Inspired by climate change issues, Brooklyn-based artist Eric Corriel's latest piece, DUMBO Underwater, imagines what it would look like if sea levels rose to the point where parts of New York City were

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TOYLIT: Used Porta Potties as Glowing Eco Artpieces

TOYLIT: Used Porta Potties as Glowing Eco Artpieces

The installation was part of the Cascoland project, where the goal was to activate an underused stadium. Each rental potty is lit from within by a strong white light, causing it to glow blue against the

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