Upcycled File: Trash transformed as vessels

“Ball Basket”
c.Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, Plastic Baseball charms and cotton twine, 11″x12″x14″
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

I can’t believe it’s a basket!

It’s hard to imagine how discarded bottle caps can be transformed into this whimsical work of art.

Marveling at the creative transformation of trash into treasured, upcycled works of art is one my

creative passions.

It’s a powerful example of reuse, recycle, repurpose–taken to a higher level!

In the case of upcycled baskets and bowls formed from discarded materials, creativity is truly the

mother of reinvention.

From old plastic magnets, bottle caps, twist ties, squirt guns, fabric patches, wire and eyeglasses

to discarded balls, paper coupons, baseball cards, toppled trees, yarn, string, ribbon and more–

I love the way yesterday’s trash becomes tomorrow’s ‘work of art’ in the hands of an imaginative

artisan.

Transformed trash addresses our enormous waste and illustrates ways in which we can reclaim

and transform everyday materials from the scrap heap to the world of art.

Enjoy this eye-opening selection of ecofriendly and fabulous, sculptural reimaginations–

intricately created from common trash.

Each unique re-creation is truly a visual feast.

What’s more, they are actually functional.

Upcycled File: Trash transformed into vessels

“Jumble Basket”
c.2009 EL Morisette ; Plastic magnets and wire; 10″x12″x8″
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycled File: Trash transformed into vessels

“Caramel Colored”
c.2007ELMorisette bottlecaps and copper wire; 7″x8″x4″ This piece has sold
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycled File: Trash transformed into vessels

“Friendly Fire”
c. 2007 by Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette; Plastic squirt guns and wire, 25″ x10″ x18″
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycled File: Trash transformed as vessels

“Spectacle Basket”
c. 2007 Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, Eyeglasses and copper wire, 10″x20″x15″
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycled File: Trash transformed as vessels

“Patchy Basket”
c. 2007 Patches and thread; 20″x35″x8″
hPhoto source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycled File: Trash transformed into vessels

“Twist Off”
c. 2008 EL Morisette Bottlecaps and copper wire; 12″x10 x8″
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycled File: Trash transformed as vessels

“Hawk Flight Recycled Nest After”
The artist spent a week going to many different Elementary Schools creating Earth Eggs.
The structure was created using yarn, ribbon, string and sticks.
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycled File: Trash transformed as vessels

“Wye Oak Basket”
This basket was made with pieces of a toppled 350 year old maryland Wye Oak.
The state of Maryland gave artists pieces of the tree to create work with.
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycled File: Trash transformed as vessels

“Keep This Coupon”
c.2007 Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette; 20″ x 8″ x 4″; tickets, thread, and glue.
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycled File: Trash transformed into vessels

“Loaf Basket”
c.2007, Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, Twist Ties: 11”x14”x12”:
Photo cource: Flickr Creative Commons

Upcycled File: Trash transformed as vessels

“Stuff Study”
c. 2009 Baseball cards, plastic ties on metal tray
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

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