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Involuntary Collaborations: Bland Landscape Paintings Turned Into Epic Monster-Filled Scenes

Involuntary Collaborations: Bland Landscape Paintings Turned Into Epic Monster-Filled Scenes

When McMahon first got started on this series, he had less than honorable intentions. The first time he picked up a painting was at a local auction house and he planned to cover it with gesso to make

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Top 6 Inhabitat Eco Art Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat Eco Art Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

There used to be a time when finding inspiring eco art was harder than getting a llama to wear a scarf, so we were thrilled that 2011 saw such an abundance of it. From old books carved into intricate

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Sarah Frost Upcycles Thousands of Computer Keys Into Qwerty Wall Art

Sarah Frost Upcycles Thousands of Computer Keys Into Qwerty Wall Art

As more and more people move to thin laptops and sleek tablets, clunky old computer parts are quickly becoming relics of the past. We've seen artists find endless inspiration in these pieces, crafting

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Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

The Belgian artists was commissioned by De Invasie and STUK as part of a larger exhibition on sustainable living. A wall along a staircase leading into the centre was covered with moss and Strook used it

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Carol Cole’s Mesmerizing Steinway Mandala is Made From Recycled Piano Parts

Carol Cole’s Mesmerizing Steinway Mandala is Made From Recycled Piano Parts

"Steinway Mandala" is a 48" diameter wall sculpture created by Philadelphia-based artist Carol Cole using parts from a 1920 Steinway grand piano. Don't worry, no pianos were harmed in the making of this

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1000 Recycled Doors Transform the Facade of a 10-Story Building in Seoul

1000 Recycled Doors Transform the Facade of a 10-Story Building in Seoul

South Korean Artist Choi Jeong-Hwa used 1000 brightly colored recycled doors to transform a bland 10-story building into an eye-popping visual indulgence. Jeong-Hwa is a master of using found objects to

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Luis Urculo Recreates Famous Buildings Out of Common Household Objects

Luis Urculo Recreates Famous Buildings Out of Common Household Objects

Urculo, who studied architecture and actually knows a thing or two about it, created his "Covers" project to investigate "the domestic non-specialized language of everyday things." Basically,

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Bryan Nash Gill Creates Amazingly Intricate Tree Prints By Hand

Bryan Nash Gill Creates Amazingly Intricate Tree Prints By Hand

Inspired by the New England countryside, Gill scours local lumber mills, landfills, and roadsides for wood materials. He takes his findings back to his rustic studio and rolls ink all over the surface of

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Armén Rotch Turns Used Teabags Into Beautiful Tonal Art Installations

Armén Rotch Turns Used Teabags Into Beautiful Tonal Art Installations

Armenian artist Armén Rotch has created an amazing series of artworks by arranging used tea bags into intricate patterns. While others may use the bags to help tired eyes or compost the contents in their

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George Hollander’s “Goodyear, NewYear” Sculpture is Made With Used Car Tires!

George Hollander’s “Goodyear, NewYear” Sculpture is Made With Used Car Tires!

It's a "Goodyear, NewYear" for artisan and designer George Hollander. The U.S. Virgin Islands-based artist made this incredible light sculpture for the holiday season by stacking nine tires and topping

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Patrick Marold Visualizes the Wind With Thousands of Turbine-Powered LEDs

Patrick Marold Visualizes the Wind With Thousands of Turbine-Powered LEDs

Marold first started his project in 2000 when he was living on a farm north of Reykjavik. With plentiful wind and lots of long dark nights, Marold came up with an idea to be able to watch the wind.

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The World’s Largest LEGO Christmas Tree Pops Up in London!

The World’s Largest LEGO Christmas Tree Pops Up in London!

Bright Bricks, the only Lego®-certified professionals in the UK, started the construction of the monstrous tree on November 8th. The tree branches were built by a team of Bright Bricks builders off-site

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Field of Light: Bruce Munro’s Stunning LED Forest Springs Up in Bath

Field of Light: Bruce Munro’s Stunning LED Forest Springs Up in Bath

This installation includes over 5,000 frosted acrylic orbs that are connected via a series of fiber optic cables to a color-scrolling projector. The orbs are circuited in clusters, so that groups of orbs

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Artist Tieri’s Urban-Inspired Sculptures are Made with Compressed Trash

Artist Tieri’s Urban-Inspired Sculptures are Made with Compressed Trash

Photographer-sculptor Tieri has made an art out of compressing trash into urban forms with his new series called Incompressions. The French artist handmakes each sculpture to bear signs of their previous

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Glowing Solar-Powered Buckyball Sculpture Illuminates the Art Institute of Chicago With Moonlight

Glowing Solar-Powered Buckyball Sculpture Illuminates the Art Institute of Chicago With Moonlight

Finch has long been fascinated with the moon, specifically the light cast off of our "night light" in the sky. In July 2011, Finch took his trusty colorimeter, a device that measures the average color and

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Artist Tom Shelton Turns Scavenged Metal Scraps into Adorable Sculptures

Artist Tom Shelton Turns Scavenged Metal Scraps into Adorable Sculptures

Tom Shelton is a self-taught artist who works mainly with found objects. Shelton has spent years cultivating his art through sculpture, with special attention given to fashioning these cute

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Seo Young Deok’s Larger-Than-Life Nude Sculptures Are Upcycled From Thousands of Bike Chains

Seo Young Deok’s Larger-Than-Life Nude Sculptures Are Upcycled From Thousands of Bike Chains

Deok is particularly interested to portray the modern human's plight in the context of industrialization. His larger-than-life nude sculptures, painstakingly welded out of used chains, portray sometimes

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Germany’s Roller Coaster Walkway Thrills Visitors with Views to the Surrounding Landscape

Germany’s Roller Coaster Walkway Thrills Visitors with Views to the Surrounding Landscape

After eight weeks assembling the piece, sculptors Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter are celebrating the success of their fantastic addition to the German capital of culture. The park also throws back to its

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Recycled Computers and Motherboards Transformed into a Massive World Map

Recycled Computers and Motherboards Transformed into a Massive World Map

This incredible world map brings new life to technology that has since gone bust. Recycling old computer motherboards and electrical parts, Susan Stockwell has transformed a bounty of e-waste into

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Lauren Karnitz Creates Beautiful Eco Flowers from Recycled Materials

Lauren Karnitz Creates Beautiful Eco Flowers from Recycled Materials

Karnitz draws much of her inspiration from nature and making flowers from recycled materials is in a way an ironic, because the plastic is imitating nature. After making hundreds of flowers, her skills

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VIDEO: See the 50-foot Long Titanoboa Mechanical Robot Snake Chase a Giant Spider

VIDEO: See the 50-foot Long Titanoboa Mechanical Robot Snake Chase a Giant Spider

60 million years ago the Earth's climate was much warmer than it is now -- due to natural climate change -- which allowed cold-blooded snakes like the Titanoboa to grow to mammoth proportions. The group

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Design Turnpike Turns Old License Plates Into Cool US Maps!

Design Turnpike Turns Old License Plates Into Cool US Maps!

As a boy Dave Bowman loved license plates. His six-hundred-mile-a-day trips were enlivened by keeping a list of the many diverse plates he saw on the road along the way. Family road trips to New Mexico,

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Amazing Pupa Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets and Cardboard

Amazing Pupa Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets and Cardboard

The cardboard came in damp bales so it had to be pulped and re-fabricated locally. Nearly four thousand triangular components were assembled by folding strips to make triangular frames and inserting with

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CARTONLANDIA: Incredible Cardboard City Made From Hundreds of Recycled Cards and Photographs

CARTONLANDIA: Incredible Cardboard City Made From Hundreds of Recycled Cards and Photographs

Capturing the layered architecture reminiscent of shantytowns built into many cities across Latin America, Serrano uses a vibrant combination of cardboard and photography to create this huge sculptural

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Benoit Maubrey Creates Massive Sculptures Out of 1000s of Recycled Speakers

Benoit Maubrey Creates Massive Sculptures Out of 1000s of Recycled Speakers

Maubrey is in charge of Die Audio Gruppe and is an audio artist, incorporating various forms of music and electronics into living and stationary sculptures. He is also well known for his Audio Ballerinas

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Portrait of Steve Jobs Made With Over 3,500 Apples

Portrait of Steve Jobs Made With Over 3,500 Apples

The enormous 22' by 15' feat is made from over 3,500 apples. Lefebvre bought a few crates of deer apples, which are not edible by humans, and got to work. Using a 2' x 2' grid system and a portrait of

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Thousands of School Children Create a Living Mosaic Backdrop for North Korea’s Mass Games

Thousands of School Children Create a Living Mosaic Backdrop for North Korea’s Mass Games

Mass games developed as 19th century nationalist movements to promote youth, strength, militarism, and unity. The performances were thought of as a way to encourage group dynamics rather than singling out

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HEDGE: An Amazing San Francisco Art Space Made of Straw Bales!

HEDGE: An Amazing San Francisco Art Space Made of Straw Bales!

This temporary gallery was on display from September 15th through the 18th and served as HEDGE Gallery's booth and exhibit space. The straw and steel room gave focus and definition to the works on display

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Artist Diem Chau Sculpts Incredibly Detailed Figures On Crayola Crayon Tips

Artist Diem Chau Sculpts Incredibly Detailed Figures On Crayola Crayon Tips

Known in the art world as "The Crayola Crayon Carver", Diem has had her works exhibited all over the US and was commissioned last year by Nike to create a crayon set of carved soccer players for

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CCTV/Creative Control: A Water Tower Art Installation That Questions Control Over Public Space

CCTV/Creative Control: A Water Tower Art Installation That Questions Control Over Public Space

CCTV/Creative Control is an art installation that transforms the lower surface of the 10-storey Milton Street water tower in Brooklyn, New York into a monument that questions the appropriation of public

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