I really enjoy creating artwork by recycling objects that would normally end up in the garbage. It’s amazing what can be made by using a bit of imagination. I hope my pieces inspire you to make your own Eco Art!
The background was created using acrylic and a painting knife. The flowers and leaves are cardboard tubes twisted into spirals.
Mixed media. Background trees, grass, and sky are oil paint. The leaves are silk. The purple flowers are dried and pressed.
Acrylic knife painting for the background. The tree is made completely from cardboard tubes shaped into spirals.
Very difficult to good a nice photo of this one. The snow is pure white, which is actually white glue with glitter and coarse salt covering the entire space. The sky is acrylic with glitter flecks. The trees are cardboard tubes.
Eco Vibrance was created by recycling packing paper, plastic caps, leftover buttons, and plastic shavings from a rain barrel.
Eco Tree is made with cardboard tubes that were rolled up into spirals. The background is acrylic paint.
This profile view shows the dimension of this artwork. It wasn’t easy to get a good photo of this piece.
Eco Radiance is made with a recycled board, broken crayons, packing paper, cardboard tubes, and a metal lid. I added the sequins and silk flowers for the final touches.
Eco Flowers is made with recycled cardboard tubes over an acrylic background.
My kids made these ones! Cardboard tubes were glued onto small canvas boards. We added the ribbons for hanging.
Recycled bust from a retail shop that went out of business. This is just a mix of random things I had on hand.
An old broken chair given an upgrade for a “Chair-ity” Auction.
Used some extra fabric to make curtains for this one. The background is chalk pastel.