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Lost shoe on beach.

Lost shoe on beach.

Josh: "My favorite things are the crafts from Haiti. Our news media so often give us the impression of Haiti as a poor and desperate country -- which of course it is, but that's only half the story. There is so much beauty in Haiti, a rich, hopeful, even wryly humorous spirit among its people. These metal sculptures, made from discarded oil-drums, are just one example of Haiti's skilled and wonderfully imaginative craftspeople working to turn refuse into sublime art."

Josh: "My favorite things are the crafts from Haiti. Our news media so often give us the impression of Haiti as a poor and desperate country -- which of course it is, but that's only half the story. There is so much beauty in Haiti, a rich, hopeful, even wryly humorous spirit among its people. These metal sculptures, made from discarded oil-drums, are just one example of Haiti's skilled and wonderfully imaginative craftspeople working to turn refuse into sublime art."

RECLAIMED is a poetic portrait of Toronto artist Matt Durant who uses salvaged and reclaimed materials as a canvas to create beautiful pieces of art. Durant combines an eco sensibility with an eye to sustainable practices to produce works of a unique and original vision.  "I feel quite interested in the idea of resurrection of materials. Things that are considered detritus to a lot of people that are discarding it. I feel there is definitely a lot more life still in it and by making it i…

RECLAIMED is a poetic portrait of Toronto artist Matt Durant who uses salvaged and reclaimed materials as a canvas to create beautiful pieces of art. Durant combines an eco sensibility with an eye to sustainable practices to produce works of a unique and original vision. "I feel quite interested in the idea of resurrection of materials. Things that are considered detritus to a lot of people that are discarding it. I feel there is definitely a lot more life still in it and by making it i…

There is a stunning metallic dome floating on the Bronx River in New York City right now—this fragile-looking structure is made of discarded umbrellas salvaged from the city’s streets and recycled plastic bottles.  Created by husband-and-wife design team Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi of SLO Architecture, the Harvest Dome 2.0 had a predecessor that was accidentally destroyed while being installed—this newer and better version has been made possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign.

There is a stunning metallic dome floating on the Bronx River in New York City right now—this fragile-looking structure is made of discarded umbrellas salvaged from the city’s streets and recycled plastic bottles. Created by husband-and-wife design team Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi of SLO Architecture, the Harvest Dome 2.0 had a predecessor that was accidentally destroyed while being installed—this newer and better version has been made possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign.

A Gargantuan Octopus Rendered with Discarded Ballpoint Pens by Ray Cicin

A Gargantuan Octopus Rendered with Discarded Ballpoint Pens by Ray Cicin

Inspired in part by his graphic-designer friends disparaging comments about the lowly ballpoint pen, artist Ray Cicin took it upon himself to collect all their discarded pens and embarked on this drawing of a mammoth octopus. The piece is inspired by German naturalist Ernst Haeckel's famous i

Inspired in part by his graphic-designer friends disparaging comments about the lowly ballpoint pen, artist Ray Cicin took it upon himself to collect all their discarded pens and embarked on this drawing of a mammoth octopus. The piece is inspired by German naturalist Ernst Haeckel's famous i

Mosaic Sculpture

Mosaic Sculpture

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Dawes

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