Recycled book art is popular among recycled art projects and they usually be transformed into various sculptures. But this time, those discarded books have their new life as jewellery in London-based artist Jeremy May’s hands. Images and text are harvested from these publications and formed into modern rings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. Their colorfully layered and patterned designs hardly reminds us of their original form but you still kindly tell it from the some blurred text found on the jewellery. To create a piece of jewellery like these, May need to carefully removes their pages—hundreds of them—and laminates them together. After forming the paper into the small wearable, May applies a high-gloss finish to make them shine.
Like those jeweller, you can actually purchase some of them from May’s site.
Call herself “re-maker”, UK-based artist Jane Perkins takes inspiration from found objects and working them into something new. In her “Plastic Classics”, she successfully re-create recognizable iconic paintings like DaVinci’s Mona Lisa and portraits of stars like Albert Einstein and Nelson Mandela with those neglected itmes such as buttons, toys, shells, beads, jewelry, LEGO pieces, etc. As Jane mentioned, she use anything of the right size, shape or colour to create those portraits – no colour is added, everything is used exactly ‘as found’! Her work keeps your eyes attached from a distance view and when you go closer, a miniature textured world of forgotten knick-knacks is waiting for you to explore.
Recycle is a kind of trend in recent sculpture art. We have featured many amazing recycled art on our site on our site and today we will bring you these incredible “Miniature Animal Steampunk Sculptures” from U.S. artist Susan Beatrice. No matter whether you are a steampunk fan or not, you are easily impressed by the incredibly fine and meticulous craftsmanship Susan Beatrice put into his miniature intricate sculptures. Using almost nothing but broken watch parts, Beatrice successfully crafted those sophisticated animals out of those rigid and lifeless machinery. Rabbit, horse, mantis, rat and even a lion face, these sculptures are not normal steampunk sculptures, they are extremely tiny! Just couldn’t imagine how much effort Beatrice need to make to create such work. If you like the work here, don’t forget to visit Beatrice’s blog which has many other diverse and eclectic work from the artist.
UK-based sculptor Barbara Franc creates beautiful bird sculptures using a lot of the materials salvaged from discarded objects. With those recycled material saved from landfill and bits of wire, Barbara successfully made elaborate sculptures of living creatures such as birds, horse, fish and dogs. As Barbara mentioned, she likes the challenge of transforming those unusual material, those material ‘resist her’, those material with a history and giving it a new life. Each recycled work of art is a one-off that calls attention to found objects while incorporating them into a greater whole.
You can see much more of her work on her website, or Union Gallery.