Trash Artistry

Garbage used in art combines consumerism with environmental consciousness
Implications - An increasing number of artists are using trash as the chosen medium to create unique, fascinating installations. Using garbage within design gives a subtle nod towards mass consumerism while putting a twist on the concept of upcycling and greener living. This combination of creativity and re-purposing will show the eco-conscious consumer a new, more free-spirited side of going green.
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Hot Top 6 Examples: 113,794 Total Clicks Oct 09 - Nov 10
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Garbage-Constructed Villages - The House of Contamination is a Project with a Project
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V. Hot 24,224 Clicks Pub: Nov 9, 10
Garbage-Constructed Villages
The House of Contamination is a Project with a Project
Trend Hunter may have featured recycled- and trash-based architecture before, but none of them reached the scale that the House of Contamination has. More of a village than a house, it is a massive garbage… [More]
Temporary Trash Tourism - The Save the Beach Hotel in Rome is Made from Recycled Rubbish
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V. Hot 16,257 Clicks Pub: Jun 6, 10
Temporary Trash Tourism
The Save the Beach Hotel in Rome is Made from Recycled Rubbish
The Save the Beach hotel is a temporary tourist destination in Rome made completely from debris found in European beaches. The materials used to build the hotel include plastic bags, fishing nets, skateboards,… [More]
Horrifying Garbage Masks - The Shin Murayama 'Valhalla' Masks Exemplify Creepy Face Wear
SCORE: 4.8
V. Hot 28,685 Clicks Pub: Oct 12, 09
Horrifying Garbage Masks
The Shin Murayama 'Valhalla' Masks Exemplify Creepy Face Wear
The mask series project ‘Valhalla’ by Japanese designer Shin Murayama is as eco-friendly as it is eerie—which is 100%. On the heels of Minna Parikka’s freaky shoe masks (oops, there goes a pun!), the… [More]
Junk Artistry - Zac Freeman Turns Trash Into Artistic Treasures
SCORE: 5.1
Hot 19,879 Clicks Pub: Oct 2, 10
Junk Artistry
Zac Freeman Turns Trash Into Artistic Treasures
Artist Zac Freeman collects thrown-away odds and ends to make a series of junk art that ends up looking so amazing, it boggles the mind. The smallest details, all the way down to button mouths and eyes,… [More]
Dirty Laundry Portraits - Jason Mecier's New 3D Celebrity ‘Trashy' Art Uses Donated Garb
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 11,497 Clicks Pub: Aug 23, 10
Dirty Laundry Portraits
Jason Mecier's New 3D Celebrity ‘Trashy' Art Uses Donated Garb
Most people see junk as worthless; others, such as eco artist Jason Mecier, however, see it as an untapped source of artistic inspiration. Mecier creates 3D celebrity works of art from garbage.  From Lady… [More]
Precious Junk Statuettes - Joe Pogan Creates Metal Animal Sculptures from Nails and Locks
SCORE: 2.8
Warm 13,252 Clicks Pub: May 11, 10
Precious Junk Statuettes
Joe Pogan Creates Metal Animal Sculptures from Nails and Locks
Some say, “Someone's junk is another's treasure.” Proving the validity of this quote is Joe Pogan's metal animal sculptures. Joe Pogan is an artist who collects junk to create art, but he uses a specific… [More]