green art

Gigantic Melting Vitruvian Man Calls Attention to Vanishing Arctic Sea Ice

Gigantic Melting Vitruvian Man Calls Attention to Vanishing Arctic Sea Ice

The Vitruvian Man is typically used as a symbol of the human relationship to geometry, to proportion, and to civilization. So Greenpeace decided to enlist artist John Quigley to install this massive

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South African Artist Roché Van Den Berg Upcycles Tires Into Lights, Furniture, and Even Lifesized Trees

South African Artist Roché Van Den Berg Upcycles Tires Into Lights, Furniture, and Even Lifesized Trees

In South Africa alone, 11 million used tires languish underneath the sun every year. So Roché, who is part of a new generation of local designers interested in using sustainable materials for art and

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100Copies Promotes a Green Message of Art, Cycling and Originality

100Copies Promotes a Green Message of Art, Cycling and Originality

Thomas Yang, a creative director working in Singapore, is an avid cyclist who wanted to combine his two passions: bicycles and art. Fusing together his two loves, Yang created a series of posters and

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Parvez Taj Turns Reclaimed Wood Slats into Unique Pieces of Eco Art

Parvez Taj Turns Reclaimed Wood Slats into Unique Pieces of Eco Art

Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Parvez Taj takes reclaimed Douglas Fir harvested from old buildings throughout Southern California and turns them into unique eco paintings. Taj hand selects each

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JUMP! Hay Filled Wooden Pallet Lets You Dive Into Fun

JUMP! Hay Filled Wooden Pallet Lets You Dive Into Fun

Cities may be full of life, but they can also often fall short when it comes to providing a sense of wonderment. To give more lackluster spaces within the urban landscape an extra bit of cheeriness, RURAL

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Astounding Chuck Close-Inspired Recycled Bottle Cap Portrait by Mary Ellen Croteau

Astounding Chuck Close-Inspired Recycled Bottle Cap Portrait by Mary Ellen Croteau

Croteau considers herself a political artist and she uses her work to make statements and get people to think about things in a different light. By working with recycled bottle caps, Croteau wanted

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Squiggle Salal: Forest Habitat Art Reintroduces Native Plants

Squiggle Salal: Forest Habitat Art Reintroduces Native Plants

This fascinating work of habitat remediation art meanders 200 feet through the woods. Sculptor Deanna Pindell removed invasive vegetation and replanted the area with salal, an indigenous shrub. The jute

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Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Verdonck’s EXOTE transformed stark, white gallery into an enclosed bio-dome featuring a lush, but poisoned ecosystem that speaks of man’s increasing interference in nature and its consequential havoc

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EFE-PE’s Firefly Garden is a Verdant Display of Recycled Bottle Pods

EFE-PE’s Firefly Garden is a Verdant Display of Recycled Bottle Pods

Landscape architects EFE-PE recently sent us their delightful "Firefly Garden", which they envisioned as a polka-dotted "carpet" of funky green pods. The actual pods were made out of recycled bottles on

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Sarah Garzoni Creates Beautiful Printed Butterflies Using Inkjet Printer

Sarah Garzoni Creates Beautiful Printed Butterflies Using Inkjet Printer

The stunning collection includes company logos and strong links to consumerism: subtle hints towards a concept beyond the striking images of the butterflies themselves. By taking a fragile and delicate

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Ethan Hayes-Chute’s Quirky Wooden Shacks are a Delightful Hodgepodge of Found Materials

Ethan Hayes-Chute’s Quirky Wooden Shacks are a Delightful Hodgepodge of Found Materials

In recent years, Hayes-Chute has propelled his work from miniature sculptures of shacks into amazing life size models of self-made abodes. Hayes-Chute envisions the homes as being built slowly over time

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WASHED UP: Alejandro Durán Turns Mexican Ocean Trash Into Powerful Environmental Sculptures

WASHED UP: Alejandro Durán Turns Mexican Ocean Trash Into Powerful Environmental Sculptures

Through the course of the project, documented with this striking photo series, Durán has identified washed up products from as many as 42 countries. His work illuminates the "far-reaching impact of our

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Non-Billboard in Washington Advertises Nothing but Clean Air

Non-Billboard in Washington Advertises Nothing but Clean Air

Built near the U.S. and Canadian border in Blaine, Washington, the massive structure is made of stainless steel rods that resemble a pile of hairpins, or even television static. The tangled steel forms a

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Graveyard Made From 1000 Old SurfBoards Calls for a Greener Surfing Industry

Graveyard Made From 1000 Old SurfBoards Calls for a Greener Surfing Industry

Chris Anderson, a graphic design student from Wollongong, is collecting 1000 old and broken surfboards to create a "Surfboard Graveyard" as an awareness campaign about the unsustainable materials and

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Big Yellow Bunny Made From Local Swedish Materials is Easily the Size of a Building!

Big Yellow Bunny Made From Local Swedish Materials is Easily the Size of a Building!

Hofman sees the world as his giant playground and many of his installations are large scale replicas of toys and animals set within very public spaces as a way to challenge the concept of public space. By

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Sleeper Cells: A Cluster of Porcupine-Esque Huts Made from Found Wood

Sleeper Cells: A Cluster of Porcupine-Esque Huts Made from Found Wood

"Sleeper Cell: A group of people who remain dormant in a community until activated, by a prearranged signal, to perform acts of espionage, sabotage, or terrorism," is the definition Husky cites on her

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Put a Fork In It: Artist Creates Metal Bodice Out of Recycled Forks for Her 40th Birthday

Put a Fork In It: Artist Creates Metal Bodice Out of Recycled Forks for Her 40th Birthday

Artist Laura Ann Jacobs wanted to do something symbolic when she turned forty (typically a cringe-worthy number for many women), so she invited her San Francisco area friends to a "Put a fork in it, I'm

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Kjellgren Kaminsky’s ‘Clear Cut’ Helps Us Envision the Life Cycle of Forested Trees

Kjellgren Kaminsky’s ‘Clear Cut’ Helps Us Envision the Life Cycle of Forested Trees

Lush, green and seemingly eternal, much of Sweden's forests are far from that. 90% of the country's trees are cut down for forestry, each stuck in a cycle of 60 years life where they are grown, chopped

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Canadian Artist Roadsworth Builds a ‘Fragile’ Ecosystem Out of Shopping Mall Trash

Canadian Artist Roadsworth Builds a ‘Fragile’ Ecosystem Out of Shopping Mall Trash

Gibson isn't exactly known for his mall art; he made a name for himself starting in 2001 by painting bike lanes and other symbols on the streets of Montreal to raise awareness about car culture and

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Artist EVOL’s Rural City Installation Tops Off a Scale Community with a Green “Roof”

Artist EVOL’s Rural City Installation Tops Off a Scale Community with a Green “Roof”

EVOL along with a his friends and helpers worked for 8 days cutting away at the meadow where they then buttressed the walls with particle-board sheets -- and in true EVOL style -- cut and paste his

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Chris Drury’s “Carbon Sink” Art Installation Strikes Nerve of Wyoming Coal Industry

Chris Drury’s “Carbon Sink” Art Installation Strikes Nerve of Wyoming Coal Industry

The piece is a 36' diameter swirl of pine beetle-infested logs which progressively become more charred as they reach the center of the vortex. Placed on a bed of coal, the message is clear that the artist

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Awesome Circuit Board Robot Built Entirely from E-Waste

Awesome Circuit Board Robot Built Entirely from E-Waste

With the electronics world outdoing itself at every turn, your next gadget will be obsolete almost the moment you purchase it. Mike Schropp over at Total Geekdom believes that we can still find use for

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Storm King Art Center: A 500-Acre Outdoor Museum Set in New York’s Hudson Valley

Storm King Art Center: A 500-Acre Outdoor Museum Set in New York’s Hudson Valley

If you're looking for a relaxing summer getaway, you'll be hard pressed to find a location more unique and exquisite than the Storm King Art Center in New York's Hudson Valley. Located on a lush 500-acre

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Pete Goldlust Carves Colorful Crayons into Intricate Sculptures

Pete Goldlust Carves Colorful Crayons into Intricate Sculptures

These days the keyboard may be the dominant medium of creation, but there are still plenty of people holding tight to their trusty pencils and crayons. Inspired by the disjunctions seen in the world

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Ghigos Group Recycles Plastic Bags into an Architectural “Outfit” for a House

Ghigos Group Recycles Plastic Bags into an Architectural “Outfit” for a House

Ghigos Group recently turned the disposal of plastic bags into an opportunity to bring life to an unfinished public building. The project takes old shopping bags and turns them into a "dress" or "suit"

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Treetop Party: Help Artist Benjamin Jones Paint His TreeHouse This Weekend in NYC!

Treetop Party: Help Artist Benjamin Jones Paint His TreeHouse This Weekend in NYC!

Like owning a pony, playing in a treehouse is one of those childhood dreams that many urbanites just never get to fulfill - but if you're going to be in NYC this weekend, you can cross one of those of

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Artist Judith G. Klausner Cooks Up Embroidered Food “From Scratch”

Artist Judith G. Klausner Cooks Up Embroidered Food “From Scratch”

Kalusner's work is a fusion of the past and our current times, and her work underscores how modern conveniences have shifted our way of being for the better, opened doors and turned these once wearisome

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Raumlabor’s ‘Big Crunch’ is an Incredible Building Made from Discarded Materials

Raumlabor’s ‘Big Crunch’ is an Incredible Building Made from Discarded Materials

The core of the Big Crunch consists of a tubular metal frame that has been wrapped in strips of wood lattice. Various debris are hung from this foundation, and the center of the mound features a small

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NeSpoon’s Delicate Doily Art Adorns a Stretch of the Baltic’s Oak Beach

NeSpoon’s Delicate Doily Art Adorns a Stretch of the Baltic’s Oak Beach

NeSpoon's installation drew in plenty of curious eyes who even took pictures of and with the installations. Fixed to everything from broken tree branches to rocks and more, visitors to the beach turned

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PICS: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” Installation at MoMa PS1 is Now Open!

PICS: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” Installation at MoMa PS1 is Now Open!

Now that the warm weather is in full swing (happy first day of summer everyone!), we're excited to see some fresh outdoor installations popping up all over NYC. But we have to admit that these temporary

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