sustainable art

Andres Amador’s Awe-Inspiring Sand Drawings Wash Away with the Tide

Andres Amador’s Awe-Inspiring Sand Drawings Wash Away with the Tide

Getting to the beach early, about an hour before the ocean recedes and usually under a full moon, is where and when it all begins for Andres. He starts with a fine-tip stick, drawing the framework and

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Shipping Container Crowds a Tiny Room to Critique the Industrial Age

Shipping Container Crowds a Tiny Room to Critique the Industrial Age

Artist Jorge Macchi criticizes global trade and industrialism with this intriguing shipping container art installation. Previously on display at Mamba in Buenos Aires, the 'Container' is placed diagonally

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Top 6 DIY Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 DIY Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2013 was one of the biggest years yet for DIY fans with tutorials showing you how to make your own natural face creams and build your own vertical mason jar herb gardens topping the traffic charts. Read

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Top 6 Art Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Art Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

From a room that let us walk through the rain without getting wet to a repurposed slaughterhouse truck filled with wailing stuffed animals, 2013 saw a vast assortment of eco-art stories that had our

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Joel Cooper Creates Stunning Origami Art From Simple Sheets of Paper

Joel Cooper Creates Stunning Origami Art From Simple Sheets of Paper

The paper used by Joel Cooper is hand-painted, stained or dyed and treated to ensure the resulting art is durable enough to display. Because he doesn't use any glue or cut the paper at all, Cooper's paper

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L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

Artist Carolina (Caro) Fontoura Alzaga challenges the "necessity for the new" by creating magnificent Victorian style chandeliers from trashed bike parts sourced from local Los Angeles shops. Many of the

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6 Incredible Ice Sculptures That Will Melt Away When Spring Comes

6 Incredible Ice Sculptures That Will Melt Away When Spring Comes

Okamoto Studio Carved Chess Pieces in Manhattan This graceful and beautiful 14-piece ice sculpture chess set was set up in Midtown Manhattan back in December. Carved by Okamoto Studios, this installation

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Sea Mirror: Yann Kersalé’s Dazzling LED and Heliostat Installation Opens in Sydney

Sea Mirror: Yann Kersalé’s Dazzling LED and Heliostat Installation Opens in Sydney

Sea Mirror, also called Miroir de Mer, is Yann Kersalé's newest light project for Sydney. The permanent installation is suspended next to One Central Park with the mirrors directed down towards the

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‘Beads’ Art Installation Made From Recycled Plastic Bags Pops Up in Israel

‘Beads’ Art Installation Made From Recycled Plastic Bags Pops Up in Israel

'Beads' is a community art installation made of used plastic bags that is located in a shopping center in Zichron Ya'akov, Israel. For a period of 2 months Noa Mer and Tali Buchler held an open activity

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Umea’s Spectacular Ice Block Sculptures Bring the Glory of the Northern Lights to Cities Across Europe

Umea’s Spectacular Ice Block Sculptures Bring the Glory of the Northern Lights to Cities Across Europe

Throughout the Caught by Umea exhibitions artists will create impermanent ice sculptures all over Europe. Giant blocks of ice will be placed in strategic locations around each city the exhibition visits,

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Airborne: World’s First Rotating Air Gardens Debut in Melbourne

Airborne: World’s First Rotating Air Gardens Debut in Melbourne

Funded by the City of Melbourne's 2013 Arts Grant Program, Airborne is a wonderful addition to Australia's second largest city's skyline. Made with recycled bicycle wheels and a bit of wire and adorned

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Artist Etches Beautiful Beach Calligraphy into South African Sands

Artist Etches Beautiful Beach Calligraphy into South African Sands

Andrew van der Merwe says that he is particularly interested in pre-colonia and colonial script, and that most of his beach art is an assemblage of meaningless symbols and words. There's even a word for

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Artists Repurpose SRAM Bike Parts into Fantastical Sculptures to Benefit Charity

Artists Repurpose SRAM Bike Parts into Fantastical Sculptures to Benefit Charity

The SRAM pART Project in Park City, UT is the fourth incarnation of the bike part sculpture charity auction, which was also held in Chicago, New York City, and Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.

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Ohio Professors Remediate Streams to Turn Toxic Runoff into Vibrant Paint Pigments

Ohio Professors Remediate Streams to Turn Toxic Runoff into Vibrant Paint Pigments

When heavy metals leach out of Ohio's abandoned coal mines, the sulfide minerals acidify the water and turn streams into sites of slimy toxic sludge, killing fish and destroying ecosystems. Ohio

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Artist Benjamin Jones About His Incredible Sustainable TreeHouse

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Artist Benjamin Jones About His Incredible Sustainable TreeHouse

Some of us were lucky enough to have moms or dads build treehouses for us - for the rest of us, there's Benjamin Jones. The artist recently brought his colorful TreeHouse made of sustainable materials to

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Human Debris: Houston’s Trash-Filled Waterways Provide Fodder for Sculpture

Human Debris: Houston’s Trash-Filled Waterways Provide Fodder for Sculpture

Nothing is more disappointing for a nature photographer than finding piles of pollution while searching for inspiring new shots. Jeremy Underwoods turned his disappointment into a thought-provoking art

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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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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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Risa Hirai Whips Up a Delicious Exhibition of Edible Artwork in Tokyo

Risa Hirai Whips Up a Delicious Exhibition of Edible Artwork in Tokyo

Using edible matter as her medium, art student Risa Hirai whips up mini models resembling full meals and even bonsai trees. Instead of using traditional paints and brushes to create her works, her

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Tammam Azzam Recreates Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ on War-Torn Building in Syria

Tammam Azzam Recreates Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ on War-Torn Building in Syria

Syrian artist Tammam Azzam has created this beautiful and haunting mural on the side of a half-destroyed building in Syria. The artist reproduced Gustav Klimt's 'The Kiss', incorporating sections of the

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Asif Farooq’s Incredible Gun Sculptures are Created from Recycled Cardboard

Asif Farooq’s Incredible Gun Sculptures are Created from Recycled Cardboard

At Inhabitat, we love when artists create symbolic works of art using recycled materials. Here, Asif Farooq constructs these incredibly precise gun replicas using only reused cardboard. The gun

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Stunning Ice Castles Dazzle Visitors at the 2013 Harbin Ice Festival in China

Stunning Ice Castles Dazzle Visitors at the 2013 Harbin Ice Festival in China

Decorated using traditional lanterns and modern lasers, the buildings at the Harbin Ice Festival change every year - and the 2013 festival features a fantastic array of projects. The festival takes place

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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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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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Corey Thomas’ Reclaimed Wood ‘Spinifex’ Sculpture Unveiled at Australia’s Croajingolong National Park

Corey Thomas’ Reclaimed Wood ‘Spinifex’ Sculpture Unveiled at Australia’s Croajingolong National Park

Artist Corey Thomas created this awe-inspiring “Spinifex” sculpture from branches and plant material salvaged from local trees, and the gigantic dandelion-like form was recently installed in

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Artist Daniel Agdad Creates Incredible Miniature Worlds Entirely from Cardboard!

Artist Daniel Agdad Creates Incredible Miniature Worlds Entirely from Cardboard!

Agdad is no stranger to creating film sets - the artist is an award-winning producer of stop-motion films. His sculptures are photographed in black and white and sepia tones, so they look as if they've

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Nicholas Feldmeyer Transforms Buildings into Creative Art Installations

Nicholas Feldmeyer Transforms Buildings into Creative Art Installations

This style is common in the Swiss architect's work, in which he molds what is already established to create something new, yet temporary. Within London's Christ Church Spitalfields Crypt, Feldmeyer

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rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

After walking blindly into the darkened gallery space, visitors appear to somehow control the falling water; you can feel encapsulated by the rain, yet without getting wet as though they are mysteriously

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Spectacular Swarms of Cyanotype-Printed Butterflies Form Urban Guerrilla Art Installations

Spectacular Swarms of Cyanotype-Printed Butterflies Form Urban Guerrilla Art Installations

Lewis’s work takes care not to permanently affect the environment, and each of the blue cotton prints can be removed, to create a dazzling—yet temporary—intervention into the landscape. According to

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Street Artist ‘Bored’ Leaves Life-Size Monopoly Pieces on the Streets of Chicago

Street Artist ‘Bored’ Leaves Life-Size Monopoly Pieces on the Streets of Chicago

A few months back, life-size monopoly pieces were spotted on the streets of Chicago by Christopher Jobson of Colossal. After some delving, the work was attributed to a street artist known as Bored, who

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