«One mans trash is another mans treasure» and that’s why we thought of a special serie within our DO-IT-MONDAY series… focussed on recycling what is out there. And let’s admit… we all love the environment and we all want to contribute to saving this planet little by little, right? So for this respectable reason alone, we highlight a few incredible artists that reclaim and reuse certain thrown-away materials, turning it into something creative, artistic and even a bit mythical ; )
RECYCLE ART wood
Recycling, upcycling, reusing… different terms to actually support the habit of converting discarded objects, waste, neglected materials into something reusable and/or something of a higher quality or value than the original*.
His project of «Happy City Birds», for which Thomas build more than 3000 birdhouses, is one of those playful installations to also create space for the smallest city-visitors ; )
Another example of those participatory art installations is the «Happy Wall». An interactive pixel installation containing various colours, that need to be flipped, to make different patterns. It invites each one passing by to create his/her personal message out there. Here you have an example of different artists playing with that same wall in Copenhagen. A peculiar reasoning reasoning behind this installation is reclaiming that part of public space that is normally reserved for multinationals, big brands, and other cooperations.
Another wooden wonder is Stefaan De Croock aka Strook. He is a multimedia artist based in Bruges, Belgium. He studied grahic design though he developed his own particular perception on upcycling founded materials along with the knowledge of his father, a known wood worker himself. From drawings on paper, paint on walls and wooden sculptures throughout the city, he plays with dimensions and structures. Each revealing their own story. A kind of «organic art» where the piece fits along its surrounding in forms and lines in a search of matching improvisation and construction.
If you want to check out more possibilities on how what why? Check out this lovely website of RECYCLART with an immense amount on tutorials based on repurposed, recycled, reused, reclaimed, upcycled and restored goods all kind ; )
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** interview with Strook in Yatzer
*** Thomas Dambo: https://www.facebook.com/thomasdambos/ – http://thomasdambo.com/
**** Strook: http://strook.eu – https://www.facebook.com/StrookArtist/