upcycled art

InsideOutHouse: Packwood Follies Repurposes Junk Furniture to Build a Creepy Cottage

InsideOutHouse: Packwood Follies Repurposes Junk Furniture to Build a Creepy Cottage

The National Trust’s historic Packwood House is home to three new upcycled art installations by artist Hilary Jack. Using found materials and discarded Tudor furniture, Packwood Follies turns garbage as

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Artist Cheong-ah Hwang Transforms Recycled Paper into Intricate Works of Art

Artist Cheong-ah Hwang Transforms Recycled Paper into Intricate Works of Art

Hwang is a wife and mother, originally from Seoul, and now based in Columbus, Ohio. Her original works of art are very difficult to produce, and therefore expensive to purchase, but because she wanted

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Creepy or Cool? Haunting Sculptures Made From Upcycled Doll Parts

Creepy or Cool? Haunting Sculptures Made From Upcycled Doll Parts

Throughout the course of his or her life, the average child will break more than a few toys. Some will be loved to death, while others might meet a more sudden demise in a childhood experiment gone

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400,000 Plastic Sandals Upcycled Into Colorful Oceanside Sculptures

400,000 Plastic Sandals Upcycled Into Colorful Oceanside Sculptures

Although ocean beaches are one of the most beautiful parts of nature, they're also the place we're most likely to come face to face with the ugly side of overconsumption. Beaches around the world are

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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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El Anatsui Upcycles Bottle Caps into Gorgeous, Glittering Tapestries

El Anatsui Upcycles Bottle Caps into Gorgeous, Glittering Tapestries

When Anatsui learned that Nigerian liquor companies throw out the seals and bottle caps when refilling liquor bottles, the artist struck a deal for a steady source of materials. After collecting the

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Gabriel Dishaw’s Nerdy-Chic Darth Vader Mask is Made from Antique Typewriters

Gabriel Dishaw’s Nerdy-Chic Darth Vader Mask is Made from Antique Typewriters

Is there any story more sacred to geekdom than the Star Wars saga? If you always secretly wanted to be Luke or Princess Leia, have we got a piece of upcycled art for you. Etsy artist Gabriel Dishaw knows

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Nirit Levav Creates Sculptures of Man’s Best Friend from Upcycled Bike Chains

Nirit Levav Creates Sculptures of Man’s Best Friend from Upcycled Bike Chains

Levav makes the regular rounds of bike shops and motor garages, finding beauty in the disused and rusted metal components that the shops tend to throw away. The artist collects and sorts these cast off

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Graphic Artist Daniel Speight Turns Discarded Books into Screenprinted Cityscapes

Graphic Artist Daniel Speight Turns Discarded Books into Screenprinted Cityscapes

Iconic buildings like the Tower of London or the Gherkin might appear across a tall vertical stack of Daniel Speight's hardcovered books. Another collection features horizontal rows of books screen

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Dieter Roth’s ‘Gartenskulptur’ Is an Ever-Growing Art Installation Celebrating Recycled and Decaying Materials

Dieter Roth’s ‘Gartenskulptur’ Is an Ever-Growing Art Installation Celebrating Recycled and Decaying Materials

Roth’s piece has traveled to museums around the world, portraying the cycle of life and objects to its international visitors. At first the structure looks like a hodge podge of found objects

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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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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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‘Washed Ashore’ Sculptures of Marine Life are Made from the Debris That Endangers Them

‘Washed Ashore’ Sculptures of Marine Life are Made from the Debris That Endangers Them

Combing the beach for debris, Pozzi, and her community drop the garbage at their headquarters at the Artula Institute for Arts and Environmental Education. The long process between garbage and art starts

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Nice Ball: Quirky Lamp Made from 80 Doll Sized Iconic Vitra Chairs and Tables

Nice Ball: Quirky Lamp Made from 80 Doll Sized Iconic Vitra Chairs and Tables

It's clear that Germany’s iconic Vitra Design Museum has a big fan. Italian designer Paola Pivi has paid homage to the museum’s collection by turning some its most iconic pieces into “Nice Ball,”

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Quirky Teapots Made from License Plates and Other Vintage Items

Quirky Teapots Made from License Plates and Other Vintage Items

Artist Toby Fraley takes vintage household and industrial castoff items and transforms them into these quirky teapots. The charming sculptures make use of everything from license plates to scrap wood to

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The Crate Man Cometh: Recycled Milk Crate Art

The Crate Man Cometh: Recycled Milk Crate Art

Holy leaping legos! This cratalicious creature may, at first glance, appear to be some kind of primitive transformer, but he actually deserves a lot more respect that. For this is none other than Crate

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