Hummingbird by Vik Muniz

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Hummingbird by Vik Muniz

Brazlian artist Vik Muniz is no stranger to transforming trash and other discard items into beautiful works of art.  We previously featured a video in which Muniz used hand-torn scraps of paper from magazines to recreate Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.  In 2012, Muniz created a series of composite artworks under a series titled Scrap […]

Recycled Waste by Jan von Holleben

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Recycled Waste by Jan von Holleben

Photographer Jan von Holleben created this piece for the internal magazine of a major notorious power company.  The recognizable symbol for recycling is made completely from trash and other discarded items.  In the article for the magazine, Holleben illustrated the travels of waste and its sticky handling within the European Union.  He points out that […]

Vik Muniz

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Vik Muniz

In this video, Brazilian visual artist and photographer Vik Muniz shares his process for creating intricate collages based on images that “are already part of our collective visual memory.”   This series, titled “Pictures of Magazines”, features his replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” from hand-torn scraps from magazines. Muniz was featured in 2010’s […]

Einstein in Pencils

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Einstein in Pencils

Have you ever wondered what Einstein might look like if he were made from around 1,000 colored pencils?  Maybe you haven’t, but here is one artist’s interpretation.

An Artist’s Winter by Andrew Myers

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An Artist’s Winter by Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers creates portraits using an unlikely medium – screws.  In this early, experimental screw piece that measures 2 feet x 2 feet, he transformed thousands of screws, oil paint, and phonebook pages into a self-portrait expressing the difficult feelings he was experiencing at that time.  He notes that when he created this particular piece, […]

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jane Perkins

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Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jane Perkins

Jane Perkins takes ordinary objects that she finds in various places and arranges them into something completely new.  Shown below is her recreation of Dutch painter Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring.   She finds most of her materials at charity shops, boot sales (a kind of flea market popular in the UK), and recycling […]

Masking Tape Scream by Nasa Funahara

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Masking Tape Scream by Nasa Funahara

Nasa Funahara is a student in the Department of Oil Painting at Musashino Art University in Japan.  Funahara recreates famous artworks using colored masking tape.  Below is a tape version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream.  Munch created four different versions of the original work between 1893 and 1910.  One of these versions sold for nearly […]