How 3 Artists Are Taking Recycling To A Whole New Level

August 26, 2016

 

Every once in a while you come across a draw-dropping artistic creation that makes you exclaim, wowsers – how amazing is that???!!!

 

Well, here are 3 of those artists who attract such reactions.  

 

But it's what they’re working with that makes their work that extra bit awesome!

 

 

GEORGE SABRA

 

From sculptures constructed with plastic bottles and plastic bottle tops, to a 4.5 tonne creation from re-claimed scrap granite and marble countertops, it's all the work of George Sabra.  George has been professionally sculpting creations from discarded items for more than 29 years.  

 

Much of his work aims to prompt discussion about a range of social issues, such as the impact on the environment as a result of plastic packaging.  

 

 

 

 

 

YUKEN TERUYA

 

 

 

Yuken Teruya's creations are INCREDIBLE!!!  Some of the materials he has worked with include toilet paper rolls, paper shopping bags and butterfly chrysalises!  

 

A lot of his works reflect the history of his homeland, Okinawa.  

 

As you will see below, his work also often references consumer culture.

 

 

 

 

MICHELLE READER

 

 

 

 

Michelle Reader has been reusing waste materials for almost 20 years to create bespoke sustainable sculptures for numerous organisations, businesses and events.  

 

Michelle says her sculptures "draw attention to environmental issues in an aesthetic, humorous and non-confrontational way."

 

One of Michelle's well-known pieces is a unique family portrait made from a month's worth of the family's household waste!  Not surprisingly, the aim of that was to make people think more about how much waste they create...

 

 

And they are just a few artists making the most of used materials.  You can't help but feel inspired by their work.

 

But if all of that wasn't enough, here are a couple more artists saving the world, one sculpture at a time!

 

Su Blackwell

Strook

 

 

 

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