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45 Eco-Friendly Art Pieces

From Cardboard Animal Sculptures to Sustainable Pop-Art Decor

— August 22, 2015 — Eco
While sculptures and decorative artworks are fascinating to admire, these eco-friendly art pieces are both beautiful and sustainable. Many artists have found a way to incorporate wasteful materials into their organic art displays. For example, designers Azusa Murkakmi and Alexander Groves created a vast collection of whimsical artworks that solely use pieces of plastic garbage found in the sea.

Other pieces of art are actually fully functioning devices as well. These types of artworks strive to make a bold statement about the resources we have and how to maintain them. Artist Tomás Saraceno made his point by creating a hot air balloon made out of plastic bags that looked like the patchwork of a quilt.

These examples of eco-friendly art pieces aim to support the cause of global sustainability while simultaneously providing eye-pleasing displays of art.
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Whimsical Beach Trash Art
Whimsical Beach Trash Art
These Glittery Sculptures are Made from Pieces of Plastic Sea Garbage
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Eccentric Surfboard Art
Eccentric Surfboard Art
Hayden Cox Opened a Gallery for His Surf-Inspired Art Collection
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Upcycled Weapon Accessories
Upcycled Weapon Accessories
Upcyling Weapons of Conflict from Cambodia and History into Jewelry
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Baby Helmet Upcycled Art
Baby Helmet Upcycled Art
Paula Strewn Revamps Boring Baby Helmets
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Literature-Made Tea Cups
Literature-Made Tea Cups
Artist Cecilia Levy Creates Delicate Vessels Out of Comic Books and More
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Cardboard Animal Sculptures
Cardboard Animal Sculptures
This Elephant Sculpture was Made from 6,000 Recycled Cardboard Tubes
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Melted Leather Furniture
Melted Leather Furniture
'Structural Skin' is a Collection of Glue-Infused Leather Furniture
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Eco Air Balloons
Eco Air Balloons
This Sustainable Hot Air Balloon is Made Entirely of Recycled Plastic Bags
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Exquisite Wood Paintings
Exquisite Wood Paintings
Artist Rebecca Artemisa Depicts Fantastical Scenarios
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Gargantuan Root Installations
Gargantuan Root Installations
Artist Henrique Oliveira's Recycled Wooden Trunks are Incredible
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Plastic Ocean Art
Plastic Ocean Art
The Gyrecraft Art Project Uses Discarded Plastic to Make Handcrafted Sculptures
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Massive Water Filtrating Sculptures
Massive Water Filtrating Sculptures
This Structure Combines Sustainability with Elegance
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Stupendous Plastic Bag Structures
Stupendous Plastic Bag Structures
Florentijn Hofman Created Colossal Slugs with 40,000 Bags
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Coal Mine Sludge Paintings
Coal Mine Sludge Paintings
John Sabraw and Guy Riefler Worked to Solve an Environmental Issue
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DIY Bottle Cap Candles
DIY Bottle Cap Candles
This Upcycled Tea Light Craft is an Easy Way to Repurpose Old Bottle Caps
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Upcycled Fishnet Carpets
Upcycled Fishnet Carpets
These Eco-Friendly Modular Carpets Can Be Adjusted & Re-Sized
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Celebrity Garbage Portraits
Celebrity Garbage Portraits
Artist Jason Mecier Created a Portrait of Lindsay Lohan Using Garbage
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Upcycled Washing Machine Bars
Upcycled Washing Machine Bars
These Washing Machine Drums Get a New Vibrant Look
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Upcycled Fabric Accessories
Upcycled Fabric Accessories
These Vintage Bags & Accessories Feature WWII Military Canvas Fabrics
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Upcycled Skateboard Guitars
Upcycled Skateboard Guitars
These Handcrafted Guitars are Made from Used Wooden Skateboard Decks
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Intergalactic Skateboard Sculptures
Intergalactic Skateboard Sculptures
Derek Keenan Maked an Upcycled AT-AT Sculpture
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Trash-Made Head Sculptures
Trash-Made Head Sculptures
Nicolas Holiber Makes Colorful Mixed Media Art Out of Unwanted Material
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Sustainable Shopping Galleries
Sustainable Shopping Galleries
The TMRW TGTHR Nordstrom Pop-Up Showcases Socially Conscious Brands
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Technicolor Wire Scupltures
Technicolor Wire Scupltures
Artist Nathan Carter's Colorful Wire Collages are Contemporary
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Sustainable Pop-Art Decor
Sustainable Pop-Art Decor
This Elephant Sculpture from CB2 is Made Using Recyclable Materials
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Massive Submerged Girl Sculptures
Massive Submerged Girl Sculptures
Ocean Atlas by Jason deCaires Taylor is Located in the Bahamas
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Upcycled Smartphone Decor
Upcycled Smartphone Decor
Twice Used Takes Recycled Phones and Turns Them Into Decorative Items
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Dissassembled Bicycle Illustrations
Dissassembled Bicycle Illustrations
Artist Jennifer Beatty Turns Upcycled Bike Parts into Art
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Upcycled Can Sculptures
Upcycled Can Sculptures
These Pop Culture Characters are Recreated Using Recycled Aluminum Cans
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Upcycled Iconic Vinyl Timepieces
Upcycled Iconic Vinyl Timepieces
Artist Anant Lopas Makes Each Pop Culture Vinyl Clock by Hand
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Biodegradable Patterned Sculptures
Biodegradable Patterned Sculptures
The Wood Sculptures of Michael Ferris Jr. are Striking
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Soda Can Car Sculptures
Soda Can Car Sculptures
These Pop Can Sculptures Were Made by Various African Artisans
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Recycled Skateboard Artwork
Recycled Skateboard Artwork
Artisit Haroshi Constructs Techicolor Sculptures Using Old Skateboards
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Computer Keyboard Sculptures
Computer Keyboard Sculptures
This Keyboard Art Expresses Society's Relationship with Technology
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Upcycled Horn-Like Sculptures
Upcycled Horn-Like Sculptures
Henry Baumann Uses Discarded Cable Spools to Create Works of Art
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Neon Driftwood Decor
Neon Driftwood Decor
These Painted Branches Tranform Discarded Wood into Art
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Upcycled Wine Bottle Decor
Upcycled Wine Bottle Decor
These Hurricane Lanterns from Etsy's BoMuLuTra Shop are Eco-Chic
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Upcycled Oil Barrel Furniture
Upcycled Oil Barrel Furniture
Designer Phil Davidson Creates Amazingly Bright Home Furnishings
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Upcycled Umbrella Art
Upcycled Umbrella Art
Izaskun Chinchilla Designed This Colorful Umbrella Canopy in NYC
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Plastic Bottle Cap Pavilions
Plastic Bottle Cap Pavilions
This Bottle Cap Structure Sends an Important Message About Pollution
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Cute Scrap Metal Sculptures
Cute Scrap Metal Sculptures
Artist Dean Patman Creates Animal Sculptures from Recycled Materials
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Polygonal Paper Art Sculptures
Polygonal Paper Art Sculptures
Huntz Liu's Geometric Art is Reminiscent of Stained Glass Windows
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Romantic Living Sculptures
Romantic Living Sculptures
The Draped Bust Living Sculpture from Fancy is Gorgeously Green
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Eco-Friendly Animal Sculptures
Eco-Friendly Animal Sculptures
Natsumi Tomita's Recycled Metal Sculptures are Amazingly Intricate
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Rustic Recycled Art
Rustic Recycled Art
Moerkey Transformed Old Keys and Coins into Beautiful Art
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