Category: Art

G7: ‘Mount Recyclemore’ of leaders made from electronic waste in Cornwall

Read the full story from the BBC. The Instagram post is from one of the artists involved in the project.

A sculpture of the G7 leaders shaped like Mount Rushmore made of electronic waste has been erected in Cornwall ahead of the G7 Summit.

Artist’s Lace-Like Paper Cut Artworks Are Made With Recycled Newspapers

Read the full story at Treehugger.

These ephemeral, woven paper artworks are inspired by a convergence of traditional handicrafts and the urgency of current affairs.

Using soil to make art

Read the full story at Smithsonian Magazine.

Geologists in California and Wyoming use unique palettes to teach science.

Climate Change Is Worsening. So the Weather Station Is Singing About It.

Read the full story in the New York Times.

The 36-year-old Canadian musician Tamara Lindeman’s piercing new album, “Ignorance,” explores the emotional impacts of a global problem.

Learning To Love Bird Photography, Thanks To A ‘Competitive Collaboration’

Read the full story from NPR.

Photographer and explorer, Gemina Garland-Lewis has always been drawn to nature and wildlife. Garland-Lewis takes us through her journey of growing to love bird photography alongside her partner on their land, nicknamed “La Isla,” in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Art in a petri dish: the Agar art awards 2020 – in pictures

Read the full story from The Guardian.

Scientists from around the world submitted art grown in petri dishes for the American Society of Microbiology’s annual contest, which has announced the winners. Restricted access to labs broadened the remit, with traditional art on the beauty of microbes accepted for the first time

Artist Turns Nuts, Bolts, and Scrap Metal Into Life-Size Animal Sculptures

Read the full story at My Modern Met.

While most of us dispose of old car parts and unused cutlery at the dump, Aloha, Oregon-based artist Brian Mock turns scrap metal into fantastic outdoor sculptures. He collects use and discarded materials—such as screws, nuts, and bolts—and assembles them into human and animal forms.

Mock has been exploring a number of artistic practices from an early age, but discovered his love of upcycling art in the 1990s. He taught himself how to weld, allowing him to visualize his artistic ideas as metal sculptures. Today, he’s creating an entire zoo of metallic animals—including dogs, cats, and larger-than-life lions—all from 100% reclaimed materials. Mock chooses each piece of scrap metal carefully to fit the forms of his subjects—dog tails are depicted as flexible metal chains, and floppy ears are crafted from large sheets of curved steel.

“Giving old, everyday objects a new life as one sculpture is an artistically demanding, yet gratifying process,” says Mock. “My work is designed to emphasize resourcefulness and encourage viewer engagement. Audience reactions fuel my creativity and help me bring my visions to life.”

Scroll down to check out some of Mock’s scrap metal sculptures and find more from his portfolio on his website.

5 easy reuse projects to become a DIY master

Read the full story at Planet Ark.

Turn your trash into treasure with these quick and easy craft projects.

Webinar: Changing the Culture through Culture: Artists Shifting Perspectives on Climate Change

Dec 17, 2020, 11am CST
Register here.

To address climate change, we need to change culture. Art will play a significant role. Art’s influence is subjective and emotional, a complement to the objectivity of science. Art is a powerful tool that affirms cultural beliefs, values, and our understanding of humanity’s relationships in societies and the natural world. But artists also create work that presents new ideas to challenge the status quo. In the community art creates, society shares these different — sometimes profoundly different — ways of looking at the world. This webinar is led by artists whose work makes us feel differently about climate change – the first step toward engagement, consensus, and sustainable change. 

Climate Change Hits Rock and Roll as Prized Guitar Wood Shortage Looms

Read the full story in Scientific American.

Flooding and a wood-boring beetle threaten supplies of storied “swamp ash”.

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