There is something alluring about art that exists off the canvas. Illustration on recycled, reclaimed, and natural materials feels approachable and tangible. And whether the art commands attention from the decaying paper, splintering wood, and corrosive metal or assimilates and weaves into the material, it is the history and texture of the material, the beautiful layer of story, that pulls. In honor of Earth Day, we hope you enjoy some striking pieces on paper, reclaimed wood, and recycled silk. Reuse. Recycle. Reinvent.
Above by Amy Rice.
The art of Ines Seidel is gentle and full of joyful wonderment. I fell for the soft lines and watercolors brushed across recycled pages and altered books.
Found via our DA Flickr group.
I don't know why it's taken me so long to post this but these freehand drawings by Diana Fayt done on found cardboard envelopes are so delicate and perfect. Check out the entire set of "The Ladies." And let's all send her mail, you know she'll put them to good use.Read More »