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Artist Mitch Berg’s Wired Glass collection comprises of creations which have been made using recyclable materials. He has developed a habit of finding discarded items which he can utilize in making his creations. These range from hanging figures to standing sculptures. He has developed a passion for art after his wife introduced him to it. He has since taken this work up seriously. His creations have been displayed at numerous shows and other places of exhibit. He has proven that creativity can be utilized to make the most of discarded materials.

 

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Artist Meg Harper has used her talents to create beautiful drawn art. But her canvas is what makes it so special. Unlike the conventional artists, she does not opt for the standard canvas. Her love for the environment is not only depicted in the painting but also in the paraphernalia she uses. She scours the city to reclaim corrugated tin roof tops and uses them. All her paintings have been made on such sheets and her work has been displayed at numerous art shows too.

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The Smithsonian Arts Museum contains an original sculpture design which is called “the Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly”. This artifact has been created by the famous artist James Hampton and has been a major installation that is totally made out of recycled components. These include gold, silver and aluminum foil, paper, paper board, wooden furniture and glass. This creation was completed over a period of 14 years. Though this was a creation in anticipation of the return of Christ, but it has also become one of the finest recycled art structures.

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Artist Kristin Lora is a metal smith who deals with the fin side of metal work. She creates jewelry and sculptures. Her sculpture work is created by sourcing the raw materials from garage sales, broken dishes and any recycle centers that she comes across. She has created numerous beautiful looking music boxes and stupendous metal work which ranges from zany to downright cute. Her work is impeccable and she is able to transform objects without any use into objects that you cannot resist.

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We're thrilled to welcome the very talented Dutch artist Enno de Kroon to our Recycled Art Gallery. Enno has pioneered Eggcubism, the fine art of creating multifaceted portraits on egg cartons. The viewer has the opportunity to appreciate the intricate artwork from a multitude of angles and differing perspectives, moods and characters. Check out his full biography and more of Enno's innovative artwork in NDI Gallery or on his website at www.ennodekroon.nl.

 

 

 

 

 

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Paper can be recycled in many forms but what that it can be used to make a beautiful house is one of the rare uses. Eve’s Garden is a beautiful Bead and Breakfast installation that has been made using papercrete, a substance created by recycling paper. Clyde Curry, the creator of this structure found that recycling paper to make bricks is a viable option. Using the same method, he can dispose off Styrofoam as well. This is an eco friendly creation that marks the vitality of recycling.