It wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that the topics of sustainability and the environment have been quite prominent in the media during the last couple of years. Most of us are aware of the excess pollution in nature caused by humankind and the kind of effect it has on the plants, animals, nature, and the planet overall.

One could say that this probably happens due to the fact that we still can’t grasp the reality of the situation we are facing as well as the consequences that come with our actions, especially when it comes to the pollution that is only growing with the increasing population. However, there are always people who are willing to go the extra mile to bring awareness to important issues.

A good example of bringing awareness to the situation can be seen by the eco-artist Mariah Reading. Mariah combines her love of nature with her natural artistic talent to create beautiful landscape paintings that match the surrounding scenery. Instead of buying supplies for her art, she recycles the garbage that was left behind by visitors in the parks she frequently visits as she turns said garbage into her own canvas. Most of the time, her work may involve using the item as it is or combining a few different things that could provide a bigger surface to paint on.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | mariahreadingart.com

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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8 months ago

can i have it?

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Dogfan4life
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8 months ago

Oh my! That is amazing!!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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8 months ago

ay! i wish i could do this with all the hubcaps i find in street ditches!

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Himiko Toga
Community Member
8 months ago

It looks invisible.I want to turn it around to see if it would look different

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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8 months ago

i would pay for those anyday!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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8 months ago

I wish i could hang this up on my wall.

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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8 months ago

i didn't see that for a second xD

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Dogfan4life
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8 months ago

Awwwwwww!

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ℜ𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔱 ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔱𝔢
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8 months ago

Amazing!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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8 months ago

Those are WAY better than my gray ones! she should sell some of this stuff.

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Dogfan4life
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8 months ago

IT'S SO PERFECT!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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8 months ago

she painted a paintbrush!

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ℜ𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔱 ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔱𝔢
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8 months ago

Is that a water bottle?

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ℜ𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔱 ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔱𝔢
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8 months ago

So cool!

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shonie
Community Member
8 months ago

bruh i do that all the time with my toy ponies i rip theyre heads off and stick them on a wall

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leia's emotional cupcake
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8 months ago

Now this is cool.

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Esther
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8 months ago

Dun dun duuuuuuuun

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SeaShell
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8 months ago (edited)

Is there a hole in the middle or is it painted

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Draco's Dragonfly
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8 months ago

I've been looking for shoes like these in the shops since forever. Clearly I've been looking in the wrong places :)

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ℜ𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔱 ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔱𝔢
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8 months ago

Cool!

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Pancake Satan
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8 months ago

Wow so niceee

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8 months ago

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Terry S.
Community Member
8 months ago

OMG THERE'S A WHOLE PAIR! ARE THESE FOR SALE? ARE THESE FOR AUCTION? I'M BUYING THESE FOR $500! WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT :D :) :D

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Cooper macdonald
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8 months ago

Coffee shops should sell cups that look like that : )

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proud 2 fold
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8 months ago

sculpistist now are we

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Karen Grant
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8 months ago

Think I like this one best.

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Emilycookie
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8 months ago

*when the painting looks more realistic than the reality*

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Clandestine
Community Member
8 months ago

EEK THIS IS SO CUTE UWU

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Kawa1i_Pand@
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8 months ago

o 0 o they painted a kickboard- i w a n t i t

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ℜ𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔱 ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔱𝔢
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8 months ago

Why was this downvoted?

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Easily Excitable Panda
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8 months ago

A tube of paint becomes the container of the thing contained.

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Person #1,051
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8 months ago

What is that?

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Heidi Svenson
Community Member
8 months ago

Wow = this one not only disappears into the desert background and terrain, it also manages to capture the rippling heat illusion or trompe l'oeil effect you sometimes see when visiting such areas in the Summer sun.

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Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
Community Member
8 months ago

A toast to you!

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Himiko Toga
Community Member
8 months ago

Took me second to see it!

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sapphire
Community Member
8 months ago

omg wow

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Terry S.
Community Member
8 months ago

ha, If I were a police officer/park ranger and saw this, I would quit unless they gave me this badge :D

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Terry S.
Community Member
8 months ago

😫 when are these going to be in stores?

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Marianne Gordon
Community Member
8 months ago

this is so beautiful

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Zax-A-Dweeb
Community Member
8 months ago

Wait w-where is ti????............. wait is that it?

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leia's emotional cupcake
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8 months ago

is da shoos painted ToGeThAh??

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Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
Community Member
8 months ago

Wow!

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Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
Community Member
8 months ago

Two-way door

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KermitZeFwog
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8 months ago

Some of them just look so realistic you can just see the items fade into the background

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