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Atlas Recycled: Tom Tsuchiya’s Eco Sculpture Encourages Recycling in Cities Around the Globe

Atlas Recycled: Tom Tsuchiya’s Eco Sculpture Encourages Recycling in Cities Around the Globe

"Atlas Recycled" is a sculpture of the mythical Greek titan bearing the earth on his shoulders that doubles as a recycling receptacle for aluminum cans, plastic bottles and paper. In addition to serving

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Post-Consumed: Art Exhibition Showcases the Problems and Potential of Plastic Waste

Post-Consumed: Art Exhibition Showcases the Problems and Potential of Plastic Waste

Two Georgia artists address the problems and potential of plastic waste in the exhibition “Post-Consumed.” Harry DeLorme uses plastic waste recovered from the banks of the Savannah River to make

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Diet Wiegman Creates Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Carefully Posing Found Objects

Diet Wiegman Creates Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Carefully Posing Found Objects

Dutch artist Diet Wiegman makes sculptures out of random pieces of trash and then positions a light in a key spot so as to create a shadow with far more pizzazz than one would initially predict. Some of

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These Intriguing 3-D Dioramas Let You Peer into Tiny Scenes of New York City

These Intriguing 3-D Dioramas Let You Peer into Tiny Scenes of New York City

When we first spied Heather Kocsis' booth at this year's Architectural Digest Home Design Show, we wondered why people were staring so intently at what appeared to be ordinary paintings. But upon further

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Kiyoshi Mino’s Amazing Felt Sculptures Blow Taxidermy Away

Kiyoshi Mino’s Amazing Felt Sculptures Blow Taxidermy Away

Kiyoshi’s collection of eight animal sculptures are now offered through the Chicago design shop ODLCO. Each bear, lamb, pig, cat, horse, duck, chipmunk, and bird sculpture is started with the face in

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DreamPapercut Transforms Simple Sheets of Paper Into Amazing Works of Art

DreamPapercut Transforms Simple Sheets of Paper Into Amazing Works of Art

DreamPapercut creates amazing hand-cut silhouettes that take the form of butterflies, falcons, and flying balloons. Every piece is cut from a single sheet of paper and the negative spaces create a

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Big Air Package: Christo Unveils the World’s Largest Inflated Indoor Sculpture in Germany

Big Air Package: Christo Unveils the World’s Largest Inflated Indoor Sculpture in Germany

Big Air Package is Christo's latest installation, designed and completed entirely after his wife, Jeanne-Claude passed in 2009. It is the largest of the Package projects and considered the largest indoor

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Glowing ‘Fish Bellies’ LED Sculpture Reflects Local Ecology at Texas State University

Glowing ‘Fish Bellies’ LED Sculpture Reflects Local Ecology at Texas State University

Inspired by the biological diversity of the San Marcos River, JB Public Art recently installed a glowing LED sculpture called Fish Bellies on the campus of Texas State University. Mirroring the progress

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Thousands of Donated CDs Transformed into an Alien-Like Art Installation by Leticia Bajuyo

Thousands of Donated CDs Transformed into an Alien-Like Art Installation by Leticia Bajuyo

An Associate Professor of Art at Hanover College, Indiana, the artist has been collecting and reusing waste materials since 2009. So far, her CD installations have transformed discs into several

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The Bay Lights Unveiled: World’s Largest Light Sculpture Illuminates San Francisco Bay Bridge with 25,000 LEDs

The Bay Lights Unveiled: World’s Largest Light Sculpture Illuminates San Francisco Bay Bridge with 25,000 LEDs

The last time we checked in with Leo Villareal, he had just installed a gigantic glowing LED Buckyball in NYC's Madison Square Park. For The Bay Lights, Words Pictures Ideas founder Ben Davis called upon

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Milwaukee Modern Transforms a ’75 Lincoln Continental Car Hood Into a Portrait of Abe Lincoln

Milwaukee Modern Transforms a ’75 Lincoln Continental Car Hood Into a Portrait of Abe Lincoln

Milwaukee Modern turns the discarded and unloved into beautiful art for the home or office. Above they transformed the hood of a 1975 Lincoln Continental by grinding a rusted image of Abraham Lincoln

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Li Hongbo Creates Amazing Flexible Sculptures from Stacks of Paper

Li Hongbo Creates Amazing Flexible Sculptures from Stacks of Paper

We've seen humble sheets of paper take many shapes as an artistic medium, but few artists are able to match the realistic sculptures that Beijing-based artist Li Hongbo makes from paper. At the "Pure

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Czech Artist Kristof Kintera Turns Mundane Objects Into Absurd and Extraordinary Sculptures

Czech Artist Kristof Kintera Turns Mundane Objects Into Absurd and Extraordinary Sculptures

Kristof Kintera's recycled sculptures distort reality and show even the most ordinary household items in a new light. He embraces a wide variety of objects as his materials, experimenting with alternate

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Farwaste’s 30,000 Pizzas Turns Reclaimed Tomato Cans Into a Bunker

Farwaste’s 30,000 Pizzas Turns Reclaimed Tomato Cans Into a Bunker

Everyday, restaurants and pizzerias of Turin use approximately 14,900 tomato cans, resulting in 5 millions cans per year doomed to be left in a landfill. 30,000 Pizzas is an art installation and bunker

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Street Artist Hyuro to Turn Copenhagen Street into Denmark’s Longest Artwork

Street Artist Hyuro to Turn Copenhagen Street into Denmark’s Longest Artwork

Danish authorities decided that a long street in Copenhagen needed a makeover, so they hired Spanish artist Hyuro to transform the corridor into the nation's longest piece of street art! Once completed,

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Erika Drake’s Recycled Plastic Bag Stool Calls Attention to the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Erika Drake’s Recycled Plastic Bag Stool Calls Attention to the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Designer and artist Hongtao Zhou worked with his Hawaiian student Erika Drake to fix a broken stool by reinforcing it with recycled plastic bags! The duo wrapped bag tissues around the broken joinery like

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Beautiful Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors Appears on NYC’s High Line

Beautiful Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors Appears on NYC’s High Line

Ghanian artist El Anatsui recently brought his distinctive style to New York's High Line park with a striking tapestry of tin and mirrors that seems to shatter the side of the building it adorns. Called

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Metropolitan Cityscapes: Incredibly Intricate City Maps Carved Into Sheets of Paper

Metropolitan Cityscapes: Incredibly Intricate City Maps Carved Into Sheets of Paper

Australian-German duo Chauntelle Trinh and Eckard Buscher have captured the urban identity of 16 cities from across America, Europe and Asia in an ethereal collection of urban maps intricately cut from

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OakOak’s Urban Interventions Turn Crumbling Buildings Into Playful Games in France

OakOak’s Urban Interventions Turn Crumbling Buildings Into Playful Games in France

OakOak is a street artist in St. Etienne, France who loves to decorate his industrial city with funny little characters and superheroes. As explained by OakOak on The Outsiders, "I like this city, her

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SuttonBereSculler’s Small Moons Geodesic Domes are Covered With Donated Household Objects in Louisville

SuttonBereSculler’s Small Moons Geodesic Domes are Covered With Donated Household Objects in Louisville

Small Moons is a large-scale art installation by Seattle trio SuttonBeresCuller, made from collected and unwanted objects. Sponsored by artwithoutwalls, John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler, asked local

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Aether & Hemera Launch a Flotilla of Interactive LED Boats at Canary Wharf

Aether & Hemera Launch a Flotilla of Interactive LED Boats at Canary Wharf

Voyage is an art installation by Aether & Hemera that consists of a flotilla of 300 paper boats sailing along Canary Wharf's Middle Dock. Each boat is illuminated by colored LED lights that form

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Inhabitat’s Top 6 Art Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top 6 Art Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2012 once again saw an abundance of unique and beautiful eco art that captured our senses by using unconventional materials and methods. From intricate worlds built right into bonsai trees to horrific

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Taste Tree is Made Up of 5,000 Spare Porcelain Plates & Cups in Belgium

Taste Tree is Made Up of 5,000 Spare Porcelain Plates & Cups in Belgium

The Taste Tree is a unique Christmas tree made up of upcycled plates and cups sourced from local families. Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Vanbergen of the creative firm MOOZ noticed they had odd plates and other

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Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper

Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper

Artist Kristi Malakoff is the creator of this brilliant paper installation depicting a scene of children dancing around a traditional Maypole. Constructed entirely from black paper and foam, the sculpture

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Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes

Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes

Robert Wechsler constructed his Mendicant sculptures from thousands of U.S. pennies — artifacts which he says are a symbol of American culture. Despite the fact that they are incredibly common (50

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Javier Riera Illuminates the Landscape With Ephemeral Geometric Light Projections

Javier Riera Illuminates the Landscape With Ephemeral Geometric Light Projections

Riera’s interesting shapes are dynamic and unusual, and they interrupt the otherwise natural scene before the viewer. They add new shapes to the wild silhouette of trees and bushes and break up the

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Studio505′s Mammoth LED Droplet Chandelier Bursts to Life in China

Studio505′s Mammoth LED Droplet Chandelier Bursts to Life in China

A dazzling LED flower chandelier has blossomed in Wujin, China, brought to life by Studio505 at the Lotus Conference Center. The colossal structure is a beacon of light for visitors, standing at a

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WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets

WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets

With installations that range from small to large, WE MAKE CARPETS have demonstrated that no material is too dull to turn into colorful works of art. Most recently they presented a carpet made of rows and

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Aether & Hemera’s Glowing LED Wheels Light Up the Night

Aether & Hemera’s Glowing LED Wheels Light Up the Night

Aether and Hemera employed arrays of LEDs to build three giant kinetic POV (Persistence of Vision) lighting installations. These bright and lively wheels project ‘illusions’ of texts and patterns to

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Elise Morin’s Water Carrier Installation Draws Attention to Water Resources in Slovakia

Elise Morin’s Water Carrier Installation Draws Attention to Water Resources in Slovakia

You may remember Morin's last installation, WasteLandscape, where she used used 65,000 reclaimed CD's to create artificial dunes in a warehouse in Paris. Her new installation uses 5,000 reclaimed test

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