David Ellis And 5 Other Artists Transform Trash Into Dynamic Works Of Art

David Ellis

David Ellis

Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Gabriel Kuri

Gabriel Kuri

 

Artists are magicians in their own right for making something from nothing, for infusing the everyday mundane tools and objects with poetic meaning and creating a whole new experience from it.  In the holiday season, with a good part of society taking part in excess shopping, people are becoming increasingly conscious of what we discard.  Our relationship to the accumulation of stuff and the level of waste humans produce seems to be collectively shifting.  The artists whose work is shared here: David Ellis, Vik Muniz, Gabriel Kuri, Song Dong, Tim Noble and Sue Webster demonstrate the way individual artistic voices arise from this consciousness and the beautiful and often magical work that is informed by our accumulated or discarded stuff. Read More >


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Ron van der Ende’s Wood Scrap Sculptures

You don’t want to eat that, trust me. Each of these sculptural creations is made up of equal parts reclaimed wood, time, and toil. These handcrafted wall mounted bas reliefs are the speciality of Ron van der Ende, an artist based out of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. So barring a peculiar taste for splinters, don’t chomp on that meaty morsel. Do, however, take a closer look at these works after the jump. Read More >


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Samia Mirza

 

Sometimes you don’t need a million dollars like Damien Hirst to create interesting sculpture. According to Samia Mirza you just need some Taxidermied bull’s foot, Great Stuff, and oversized calculator (see above image)…

 

 

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