Upcycled File: Trash Transformed as Wall Art

“Taking Candy from a Baby”
c.2010/ Elizabeth Morisette Pez Dispensers and cotton woven on a cotton warp/19”x24”x2”
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

Feast your eyes on these.

I am obsessed with the creative transformation of trash into treasured, upcycled works of art.

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.

In the case of upcycled art from discarded materials, creativity is truly the mother of reinvention.

From bottle caps, water bottles, tin cans, plastic coated wire, zippers, hair rollers, insulation,

packing materials, to discarded toys, barrettes, saftey pins, spools of thread, and more–

I adore the way yesterday’s trash becomes tomorrow’s ‘thing of beauty’ in the hands of a

visionary artisan.

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

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

intricately created from common trash.

Each unique re-creation is truly a feast for the senses.

What’s more, they make me smile.

Trash Transformed As Wall Art

Upcycle File: Trash Transformed As Wall Art

“Beauty School Dropout”
c.2004-8 EL Morisette; 40″x25″x3″; Cotton fabric and warp with plastic hair rollers.
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycle File: Trash Transformed As Wall Art

“Milky Way II”
c. 2010 EL Morisette  Milk Tabs woven on a cotton warp
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycle File: Trash Transformed As Wall Art

“Souvenir”
23”x32”/ Bottle caps, license Plates, and wire
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycle File: Trash Transformed As Wall Art

“Ante Up”
c.2007 Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette Woven wallhanging created using plastic poker chips, cotton fabric and rayon twine. 29″x39″x1″
Photo source:  Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycle File: Trash Transformed As Wall Art

“Milky Way”
c. 2010 EL Morisette 19″x11″x2″ Milk Tabs woven on a cotton warp
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycle File: Trash Transformed As Wall Art

“Mercerized”
Thread spools transformed into sculpture.
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycle File: Trash Transformed As Wall Art

“Prickly”
Prickly c.2009 EL Morisette zippers 8″x4″
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

 

Upcycle File: Trash Transformed As Wall Art

“Bejeweled”
c. 2011 EL Morisette 16″x10″ Beads woven on a cotton warp.
Photo source: Flickr Creative Commons

I would love to adorn the walls of my home with all of these whimsical, eco-concscious,

creative manisfestations from discarded materials.

What about you?

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