Urban art with a twist of sustainability
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”, says author Robert Swan.
What is environmental or sustainable art?
Our surrounding buildings and environment can be transformed in unpredictable ways. What we need today, more than ever, is to reinvent the way we view the world.
Sustainable living translates to the consumption of nature’s resources in a way that they’re available to the next generation in the same capacity as they are to us.
5 art installations making the planet smile
With sustainability becoming a global movement, people are increasingly seeking eco-conscious art. An artwork is defined as sustainable if it is made up of upcycled materials, found objects and made through a process that does zero damage to earth’s resources.
These 5 art installations actively create works that promote sustainability, from using found objects to re-contextualising scrap materials that would otherwise go to waste.
Cluster by Guerra de la Paz
Highlighting issues like consumption, consumerism and unnecessary waste is the aim of The Cluster. Made using innumerable plastic water bottles and bottle caps, the installation intends to spread the message of environmental preservation.
Recycled Shadow Art by Meva
A suspended culture made entirely of newspapers and a nylon mesh is a beautiful sight as the sun shines its light! It is curated by folding the newspapers in a way to resemble small windmills which cast their shadow on the floor, moving to a soothing rhythm as the wind blows through them.
Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman
Curated using over 10,000 discarded wooden palette boards, this giant bird’s nest is sure to amaze you. The installation is painted gold and pays homage to the tree of knowledge and the community surrounding it.
Whirlpool of Creatures from Richard Howie School
Inspired by oceanic forms and patterns, this sculpture features a shoal of silver fish designed to reflect them swimming in the open waters. The beach and blue skies act as the perfect backdrop for this consciously curated artwork.
Ząbkowska 9, Take off! by Piotr Janowski (Warsaw)
Built in 1870, the historic tenement house is now covered in aluminium foil! The facade, in its very subtle and sensitive way, uncovers architectural beauty and proportions. The brick walls, wounded and scarred, are delicately wrapped in the foil, symbolising changes and development towards a bright cosmic future. The concealed installation ironically reveals a lot.
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