A talk about Art

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Recycled Art

Sometimes it is hard to think of art in any other way than a painting on canvas or a ceramic vase, but there are tons of materials out there that can be made into art.  Recycling objects into new artwork has become a very popular art technique out there.  Find a new purpose for old junk is a great way to be creative.
It's a giant skull made from recycled kitchen utensils. The sculpture was crafted by Indian artist Subodh Gupta.

Made out of recycled pop cans.  Mostly Coke.
These dogs were made out of old toy parts that had been left behind.
This elephant was made out of a variety of items, but mostly old televisions


 
Korean artist Jean Shin created this sculpture "Sound Wave" (2007) out of melted vinyl records



If you could have access to any large pile of junk, what would it be and what would you make?  And if you made it what would it be called?
 
 

 

44 comments:

  1. The elephant one is really cool.I like how used tvs for the elephant. I like how they used big tvs, and small tvs cause elephants are big.

    Ashley

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  2. If I could make use any junk to make a peice of art i would probably make a big sun out of old cd's. I Would do this because i am a fan of music and the sun. and of course he cd's would have to be yellow

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  3. I really like the elephant that was mostly made out of old tv's! It's awesome how someone can take old tv's and make a elephant out of them. I dont think i could ever think of makeing art out of old recycled things and actually have it look cool.

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  4. I think the ideas for the sculptures are awesome. It’s cool how the artist used recycled stuff for the materials. It’s cool how he used all different types of things to make sculptures. I think the wave made out of records is the coolest.

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  5. i like these projects. they are interesting. its pretty neat how its made of recycled objects. the dogs would be my favorite.

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  6. this is one of the best waves ever

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  7. I think its great that they're using recycled material. We dont have another purpose for those things anyway. Very creative.

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  8. The skull is my favortie because you don't see that everyday. Also it's a clever way to get out of doing dishes. These are a great way to recycle.

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  9. This is true art. Using objects from our daily life and putting them together is great! I feel like it is an inspiration.

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  10. I really like these sculptures. I never would of even thought about taking recycled stuff and making it into something like that; thats amazing. My favorite was the wave, it looks coooool.

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  11. These sculptures are really cool. I find it amazing that peopel can come up with these ideas. The elephant one has to be my favorite. I think it would be heavy with all those tvs!

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  12. This art is the bomb! Totally want to do this for a group project. These people are very creative I give 'em props.

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  13. I like the wave made out of records. It's really creative and instead of throwing the records away, you just recycle them.

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  14. I like the dog made out of toys. It's really unique and it's creative. Lexi Breitkreutz

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  15. I like this picture. Is unigue And would take some time to make.
    It is also really cool

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  16. i thought the elephant was cool because it was made out of tvs. the tiger is sweet also. tigers are my favorite animal.

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  17. These are so cool!!! I love the sound wave!!!

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  18. I like the wave of records. I find it intersting that someone can acually think of doing this and follow through with it. Also if i could make something i would make very large music notes and call it sheet music.

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  19. how long did it take for these people to make these. I see those Tv's and records, how much does it cost for these because i garuntee those tv's costed 5-20 it adds up fast. if i had the time i would probable make something random out of welded metal pieces.

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  20. i like all of these sculptures they are awesome i wish i could do stuff like this. id say the elephant sculpture is the best!!!

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  21. I would use old tracker parts to make a tiger made out of tracker parts. i would call it triger.

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  22. i like the fact that someone came up with the idea of making an elephant made out of old televisions. im sure it was hard to put them together. Not only that, but the fact that the televisions are very heavy. i also liked the picture of the bridge made out of pop cans. also how its able to stand on its own.

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  23. That is really cool it would be a lot of fun we should do something like those ones with old stuff we dont use.

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  24. This must have been time consumer but it goes to show how you can get done in periods of time.

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  25. its cool that you take trash and make art out of it.

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  26. this is a way cool way tog et rid of old toys that u dont use, recycle and make it into something else.

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  27. This art is still so cool. I love how people can find new things to make into art

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  28. This truly shows you that you can create art out of anything. The elephant made out of TVs is the coolist of all of them.

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  29. i just dont really like these i dont think any of em look that cool

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  30. this would be really fun. I think it would be fun to do, and it would be a good use of old junk that is not in use for anyone.

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  31. We should do this some time, this would be a good project for future students. Plus it would help with cleaning out old things that you don't necessarily need.

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  32. I like the skull, but if i made one I would probably make a turtle entirely out of Mnt. Dew bottles. I think it would be so cool if it was really big. Last blog post!!!!!

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  33. I think the idea is awesome.reduce reuse recycle right. This is a neat use of a pile of junk. This artist is very creative and awesome

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  34. I would use old fatory parts to create a human frame. In side the fame would be gears and stuff that would be were human organs are. I would call it "Our Machine".

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  35. Another cool way to turn old junk into art. The bridge is probably the best because of the color used.

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  36. The skeleton is really cool. If i had access to any pile of drunk i would make a car. Maybe i could start a trend and change the world with my cool way of recycling or something.

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  37. I really like the artwork with the records becoming a wave. Its really cool to see how using other things to create a different image of it.

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  38. I think these are very creative and cool. I like the dogs and the skull a lot. I think it would take a long time and these would be worth a lot of money.

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  39. I think this is cool. I have seen something like this before. It was a horse made out of old car parts. If I could do this, I would probably do something with music.

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  40. These sculptures are very intriguing. Rather than have piles of junk go to waste why not create a masterpiece for others to see

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  41. If i were to make something out of old objects I would choose old crayons and make a rainbow. I doubt I would ever have the time or patience to do something this extravagant though. I enjoy how old items that would have been in the trash are instead turned into something amazing.

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  42. Using recycled items to make art is really cool. The elephant is the one I like the most. This would be really fun to do.

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