Running the Numbers by Chris Jordan, Breaking down the numbers of objects used by the American public, as well as the numbers of objects used in his artwork. This is a brief clip about his art, with images of 2 of his pieces, including close ups which show the magnitude of his artwork and the consumption of the American public.
Jaakko Pernu, is a sculpture from Finland. He works mainly with natural materials and has drawn inspiration from his childhood, where he spent much time working with his father building boats. That is where he learned to manipulate wood into bends and curves.
In this TED Talks video clip Artist Chris Jordan shows a view of what our Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics such as the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day. Jordan gives the numbers on the over use of consumables by the modern American. Creating large-format, long-zoom artwork from the most mindblowing data about our garbage.
David Poppie uses everyday objects to create 2D and 3D artwork. He asks his viewers to question the original function of the object. His artwork fits together like puzzle pieces, placed together carefully.
Trevor Leat is one of the foremost creators of willow sculptures.
he uses traditional techniques to combine beauty with functionality, Leat has been weaving willow for over 30 years. He creates baskets, furniture, coffins and large scale sculptures. Many of his sculptures also include pyrotechnics.
Susan Benarcik is part printmaker and part sculptor. She takes elemental forms of the natural and man made world and carefully stacks, strings, layers, knotts, and weaves them into dimensional sculpture for both public and private spaces.
Maya Lin came into the public eye as an artist when, during her senior year of college, she submitted the winning design in a national competition for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial which was built in Washington, DC. She is inspired by a culturally diverse lifestyle which she has chose to live.
"As the primal creator, Nature could be considered the world's most powerful and influential artist, but standing at the junction of art and nature are environmental artists." This site lists 5 environmental artists whom have impacted art making in the world. Andy GoldWorthy, Nils-Udo,
Agnes Denes, Chris Jordan, and Red Earth Environmental Group are included in the list.
Greenmuseum.org helps people to connect with the community and artists that connect with the natural world. This site includes a list of artists who practice creating art with the natural world in mind.
Ronald Rael-Assistant Prof of Architecture, UC Berkeley. ALong with his wife, he created a "Grotto" using the glass pieces to solar panels, left by bankrupt energy company Solyndra. Three years ago, the federal government made a $528 million loan guarantee to Solyndra to promote renewable energy and create “green jobs.” Solyndra went bankrupt leaving pallets of the glass rods with a storage company.
This site shows the recycled art and abstract paintings by contemporary artist John Dahlsen. He creates environmental sculptures, installation art, driftwood art, eco-art, digital prints, assemblage art wall works and public art. Dahlson is also a writer and has won the Wynn prize, a national recognized art award in Australia.
Olga Ziemska is a sculptor and public artist that lives & works in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. She holds the belief that "art is a tool for understanding life." She creates large scale public sculptures which use elements of the surrounding nature.
Mary Ellen Croteau works in both large and small scale installations. She creates art from bottle caps which can not be recyelced. Her pieces have inspired many bottle cap lessons in schools throughout the country. The use of bottle caps was inspired by the fact that many bottle caps either can not be recycled or are not.
Mel Chin incorporates art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes and toxic landfills. He investigates how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility. He has created such large scale environmental projects such as Revival Fields and The Fundred Dollar Bill project, aimed at leaching toxins and pollution from the soil.
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira envisions enormous and flowing forms, his sculptures are made with aged, recycled wood that's been peeled into layers and molded into gigantic shapes. His three-dimensional sculptures made entirely out of layers upon layers of pieces of peeled, old plywood, are collected from various construction sites around Sao Paulo.
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