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Artist Uses Hundreds of Found Objects To Recreate Iconic Paintings And Portraits

By • Feb 5th, 2014 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Painting, Recycling

In her “Plastic Classics” series, British artist Jane Perkins uses almost anything she can find – buttons, plastic toys, LEGO pieces, etc. – to re-create recognizable iconic paintings like DaVinci’s Mona Lisa and portraits of stars like Albert Einstein and Nelson Mandela. Although she has her artistic roots in textile work, she works almost exclusively with plastic parts.

Breathtaking Driftwood Horse Sculptures by James Doran-Webb

By • Jan 17th, 2014 • Category: Animals, Art, Latest Posts, Sculpting

The raw spirit and freedom that wild horses represent to us have been captured perfectly in sculptor James Doran-Webb’s breathtaking driftwood horse pieces. The driftwood’s seemingly fluid forms, carved by the waves, lend themselves perfectly to the galloping horses’ features. The beautiful and emotional pieces took 1,000-3,000 hours for James and a team of craftsmen to complete.

Artist Creates Amazing Insect Sculptures Using Nothing But Old Car Parts and Scrap Metal

By • Dec 12th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Recycling

There’s a lot of amazing recycled/upcycled art out there, but French artist Edouard Martinet stands out with his unique, recognizable style and pain-staking perfectionism and attention to detail. The insects and other critters that he crafts from spare parts look like fantastic creatures out of an alternate retro universe. Martinet collects old spare parts at flea markets and car part sales. He then assembles these parts into beautiful insects and other animals.