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49 Pollution-Inspired Artworks

From Paint-Like Garbage Art to Italian Pollution Paintings

— May 23, 2013 — Autos
Art can be anything that is created by another with passion and emotion; the materials that someone uses to create play a huge part in the creation process especially when it comes to garbage art.

These works of garbage art and pollution pieces have been brought to life using waste produced by humans. All different types of waste are used to create these emotionally heavy visual masterpieces. Artists use garbage in a variety of mediums. From scouring dumpsters to collect sculpting materials to painting—in painful detail—creative artists effectively use trash to create wonderful works.

Garbage art often conveys a strong message pertaining to the troubled state of the environment. It is obvious that many artists hope their creations to trigger the emotions required to spark a change in the way we excessively live.
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Garbage-Made Instruments
Garbage-Made Instruments
The Landfill Harmonic Project Fosters Recycling and Musical Education
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Tangible Pollution Visuals
Tangible Pollution Visuals
CarbonVisuals Illustrates the Horrifying NYC Daily Carbon Footprint
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Environment-Friendly Tradeoffs
Environment-Friendly Tradeoffs
Clean the Air Foundation Plants a Tree for Polluting Cars Donated
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Discarded Computer Part Art
Discarded Computer Part Art
Anna Dabrowska Creates Works of Art Out of E-Waste
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45
Italian Pollution Paintings
Italian Pollution Paintings
Alessandro Ricci's Smog Paintings Aim to Curb Florence's Air Pollution
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44
City-Dwelling Constellations
City-Dwelling Constellations
The Urban Stargazing Project Brings Nature to the Metropolis
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Air Pollution-Gauging Apps
Air Pollution-Gauging Apps
The Visibility App Tells You If It's Safe to Be Outside
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Smartly Sustainable Sacks
Smartly Sustainable Sacks
Goedzak Bags are the Latest Effort in Garbage Reduction
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41
Interpretive Climate Change Photography
Interpretive Climate Change Photography
The Loan Nguyen Images Reference Weather Forecasts
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40
Automotive Noise Absorbers
Automotive Noise Absorbers
Sound Drops Reduce the Din of Freeways to Make Use of Urban Niches
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Scaly Educational Sculptures
Scaly Educational Sculptures
The Muju Ocean Guardians are Charitable and Promote Environmentalism
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Shimmering Junk Sculptures
Shimmering Junk Sculptures
Scrap Metal by Vik Muniz is Comprised of Animalistic Garbage Collages
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Gross Garbage Captures
Gross Garbage Captures
The 'Pourri' Series by Frederic Delangle is Artistically Disgusting
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Pollution-Eating Buildings
Pollution-Eating Buildings
Smog-Bashing Architectural Veneers Wear Alcoa's EcoClean Skins
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Landscape-Protecting Photography
Landscape-Protecting Photography
The Museum of Nature Series Preserves Natural Surroundings
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34
Grossly Green Eco-Toons
Grossly Green Eco-Toons
The BLU Digital 'Notebook Drawings' Stick up for the Enviroment
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Surfer Graveyard Ads
Surfer Graveyard Ads
Increase Water Awareness with the Protect Our Waves Campaign
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Reinvented Landscapes
Reinvented Landscapes
12,000 Rain Gardens Campaign Builds Habitat and Protects Puget Sound
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Nearly Mirrored Marketing
Nearly Mirrored Marketing
This Adam Teva V'Din Campaign Shows the Impact of Community Involvement
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Luminescent Lunar Models
Luminescent Lunar Models
The Wang Yuyang Artificial Moon is Made from Fluorescent Lighting
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Water Pollutant Photographs
Water Pollutant Photographs
'Soup' by Mandy Barker Puts An Artistic Spin on Ocean Garbage
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Paint-Like Garbage Art
Paint-Like Garbage Art
Vik Muniz's Pictures of Junk Series Focuses on the Classics
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Breathtaking Constellation Stills
Breathtaking Constellation Stills
Ben Canales Shoots a Galaxy of Stars in Movement
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Globular Garbage Sculptures
Globular Garbage Sculptures
Small Moons by SuttonBeresCuller is Chaotically Planetary
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Beautified Energy Installations
Beautified Energy Installations
Patrick Raynaud Injects Life into Typically Drab Wind Turbines
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Recycled Superstructure Designs
Recycled Superstructure Designs
The Scrap Skyscraper by Projeto Coletivo Finds Green Solutions
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23
Park Pollution Photography
Park Pollution Photography
'Artifacts and Incidents' Portrays Human Impact on the Environment
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Cardboard Cactus Air Purifiers
Cardboard Cactus Air Purifiers
Meta Material Creates an Efficient and Good-Looking Filter
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Garbage Armies
Garbage Armies
Ha Schult's Trash People Remind Us All of Our Refuse
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Sustainable Soda Campaigns
Sustainable Soda Campaigns
The Fukien Tea Plant Billboard was Created by Coca-Cola and WWF
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Wondrous Wildlife Wardrobes
Wondrous Wildlife Wardrobes
'Pandamonium' by WWF is a Collection of Chic World Issue Costumes
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Green-Wrapped Housing
Green-Wrapped Housing
Parcel D by Oppenheim Architecture + Design is an Eco Residence
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Gooey Garbage Art
Gooey Garbage Art
Stefan Gross Encourages People to Not Waste or Take the World Seriously
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Plastic Waste Invasion Ads
Plastic Waste Invasion Ads
The Surfrider Foundation Showcases the Effects of Pollution
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15
River Pollution Pranks
River Pollution Pranks
Glowing Green River Caused by Pranksters?
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14
Sustainably Illuminated Art
Sustainably Illuminated Art
The Water Light Graffiti Installation is Responsibly Innovative
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13
Intricate Paper Graffiti
Intricate Paper Graffiti
The Street Artist Rubbish Uses Other People's Garbage to Make Fine Art
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Smog-Cleaning Clothes
Smog-Cleaning Clothes
Catalytic Clothing Designs an Air-Purifying Dress
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Illuminated Water Bodies
Illuminated Water Bodies
A Bioluminescent Lake Glows Blue in Australia
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10
Waste Awareness Art Pieces
Waste Awareness Art Pieces
The Aida Sulova Series Sends a Socially Conscious Message
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Spherical Floating Gardens
Spherical Floating Gardens
Skyfarm by Manuel Dreesmann is Made for Balconies
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Glow Stick Streamed Waterfalls
Glow Stick Streamed Waterfalls
From the Lenz Media Group Captures Beautifully Lit Neon Waterfalls
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Air-Cleaning Algae Towers
Air-Cleaning Algae Towers
The City Respiration Skyscraper Can Eliminate Pollution in Just 2 Weeks
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Grass-Consumed Cars
Grass-Consumed Cars
Cmp Block Art Installation Shows Nature is Fighting Back Against Pollution
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Household Trash Animal Sculptures
Household Trash Animal Sculptures
The Scrap Metal Gallery by Sayaka Ganz Reuses Discarded Pieces
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4
Controversial Street Art
Controversial Street Art
Blu's Street Art Makes Strong Political Statements
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Garbage-Constructed Villages
Garbage-Constructed Villages
The House of Contamination is a Project with a Project
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Repurposed Fastener Accessories
Repurposed Fastener Accessories
The Zipper Design Collection Offers Floral-Like Jewelry
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Polluted Beach Pin-Ups
Polluted Beach Pin-Ups
The Surfrider Foundation's New Calendar Isn't Your Typical Swim Shoot
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