Sandhi Schimmel Gold creates amazingly detailed mosaic art from tiny pieces of discarded menu items, junk mail postcards, business cards, old greeting cards, cruise itineraries, gallery openings…
In her own words – “It is my mission to create fine art from a variety of materials and messages. I upcycle the materials advertisers use to bombard society with their version of beauty – in images and verbiage. I believe we are an aggregate of tiny bits: who we are and where we’ve been – or who we want or pretend to be. The tesserae, the “tiles” I create represent those bits in color and texture and meaning”.
Communication In Pink
, sandhi schimmel gold
, trash art
British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster use piles of rubbish, accumulated by themselves and collected from London streets, to create their shadow art. Each piece is carefully assembled so that when lit from behind, the resulting shadows depict surprising and accurate figures, often of the artists themselves.
Via Think Or Thwim
Dirty White Trash (with dead gulls)
Real Life Is Rubbsih
NY based artist Paul Villinski creates mesmerising art installations and pieces from found objects and trash, and his Beer Can Butterflies are among his most striking work. In his own words – ‘Who leaves these crushed beer cans – forlorn evidence scattered in the streets of the city? I take these “dead soldiers” – every one of them once raised to someone’s lips – and breathe new life into them, changing them into images that suggest the possibility of change itself. A kind of conceptual unity develops between materials, process and imagery: my practice in the studio mimics the act of transformation that butterflies symbolize everywhere, in all cultures.’
Tags: aluminium can
, beer can butterflies
, Paul Villinksi
, trash art