Friday, 21 October 2011

I Heart Ethical Art

I decided it was time to dip my toe into the ocean of ethical art. Here are some of the treasures I found just beneath the surface waters - 

John Dahlsen:
"Blue River" - This piece was a finalist in the 2003 Wynne Prize for Australian Landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and is made primarily from recycled plastic bags
"Blue Rope" - A moody piece of abstract art created from recycled plastics collected from Australian beaches
"Driftwood Sculpture Trio" - Shapely sculpture using found driftwood, steel and wood

Yuken Teruya:
"Corner Forest" - Something gorgeous sprouting from humble toilet rolls!

Aurora Robson:
"Kermit" - This ethereal artwork was constructed from plastic debris (PET), rivets, tinted polycrylic and mica powder
"Active Ingredient" - Something beautiful is born from one of life's little annoyances...junk mail!

Mary Engel:

Mary Engel uses discarded materials in an attempt to capture the essence of animal movement

Eco Wall Art Range @ Weylandts:
"Asanoha 3D" - This piece is part of an ecological initiative out of the Philippines combining eco-art with sustainable employment

Wim Delvoye:
"Tire Art" - This amazing art transformation is part of Belgian artist Wim Delvoye's  Pneu series. Learn more about art from everyday objects at Junkculture

Tom Deininger:
"Stroking Monet" - Tom Deininger's Landscape Junk Assemblages takes the flotsam and jetsam of the world and transforms it into amazing visual delights!

Monkeybiz Beaded Art is an inspiring not-for-profit project helping to empower women in under-resourced areas of South Africa through economic development 

Do It Yourself:
Soy Crayon Rocks from EcoArtWorks - Non-toxic soy wax crayons - so pretty! :D
Eco Finger Paints from EcoArtWorks - Grab these and have some vibrant eco fun!
Hemp Sketch Book from EcoArtWorks -Fancy yourself a sketch artist? Pop this baby in your bag and whip it out whenever inspiration strikes! 

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