Rusty shovel heads transformed into delicate lace-inspired sculptures

February 27, 2017 by  
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Artist Denise Bizot has a gift for breathing new life into an unexpected medium—rusted shovel heads. The New Orleans-based artist retrieves discarded shovel heads from salvage yards and carves beautifully intricate lace-inspired designs into the rusted surfaces. She typically keeps the oxidized patina intact for the visual contrast between the weathered object and the delicate new designs. Formerly a drafter in the petroleum industry, Bizot returned to Loyola New Orleans to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on sculpture. Her interest in found objects , particularly metals, sparked her metalworking craft and love of transforming discarded junk and debris found in New Orleans into beautiful sculptures. In addition to her reworked shovel heads and other sculptures, Bizot also creates more functional pieces such as metal room dividers and handmade tables. Related: Artist sculpts lifelike grizzly bear from recycled cardboard “Like many cities undergoing gentrification , New Orleans is replete with discarded metal, miscellaneous street junk and salvage yards teeming with all sorts of debris,” writes Bizot. “For me, the idea of reclaiming, deconstructing and transforming “so-called junk” into works of sculpture is fascinating.” + Denise Bizot

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Beautiful glass inlays bring unexpected beauty to everyday objects

September 11, 2015 by  
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Artist Nikki Ella Whitlock recycles wine bottle fragments into ethereal mosaics

February 3, 2015 by  
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Goof Vermeulen Builds Prison Tattoo Machines from Found Objects

April 29, 2013 by  
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Post-Consumed: Art Exhibition Showcases the Problems and Potential of Plastic Waste

April 12, 2013 by  
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Two Georgia artists address the problems and potential of plastic waste in the exhibition “ Post-Consumed .” Harry DeLorme uses plastic waste recovered from the banks of the Savannah River to make “paintings” based on Google Maps . His functional art objects include a lamp made from 120 cigarette lighters intercepted on their way into the Atlantic. Artist Rachel Green repurposes discarded plastic toys, tools and appliances into witty commentaries on gender, play and work. + Post-Consumed Via Savannah Now The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-art , found objects , green art , green design , harry delorme , plastic pollution , post-consumed , Recycled Materials , recycled objects , sustainable design        

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Diet Wiegman Creates Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Carefully Posing Found Objects

April 5, 2013 by  
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Dutch artist Diet Wiegman makes sculptures out of random pieces of trash and then positions a light in a key spot so as to create a shadow with far more pizzazz than one would initially predict. Some of the pieces stay close to the classics, projecting shadows that look like Venus de Milo or David. Others pay homage to other famous silhouettes, like a moon-walking Michael Jackson. + Diet Wiegman Via Cybergazing The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Diet Wiegman , eco-art , found objects , green art , green design , light sculptures , Recycled Materials , recycled object , shadow sculptures , sustainable design        

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SND CYN Studios: Former Lima Bean Factory Turned into a Collaborative Workspace in Irvine

March 25, 2013 by  
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The ‘Invisible Bicycle” is Made From Transparent Plastic Panels

March 25, 2013 by  
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We have seen some neat  alternative bicycles out there, but Jimmy Kuehnle’s “Invisible Bicycle” is clearly unique. Everything on the bike is completely transparent except for the chain and the bearings. Made using Lexan panels, or “bullet-proof glass” the boxy bike comes with matching vinyl suit. Fabricated in 2005 for a ride in Austin, Texas, the art installation/see-through steed was spotted throughout town, seemingly suspending its rider above a set of wheels. Invisible never looked so good! + Jimmy Kuehnle Via Geekologie Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: austin , clear , invisible bicycle , jimmy kuehnle , lexan , texas , transparent

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MIT Scientists Create a More Efficient Solar Cell by Using Quantum Dots and Nanowires

March 25, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A team of researchers at MIT have developed a more efficient photovoltaic solar cell using particles known as quantum dots . The benefit of using quantum dots is that they can be produced cheaply, and the solar cells can be manufactured at room temperature, unlike silicon and other PV materials, which require high-temperature processing. Using a new technique, the scientists embedded the quantum dots in a ‘forest of nanowires,’ which will help the team to achieve higher efficiency ratios. Read the rest of MIT Scientists Create a More Efficient Solar Cell by Using Quantum Dots and Nanowires Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , massachusetts institute of technology , MIT , nanowires , photovoltaic , qauntum dot solar cell , quantum dots , Solar Cell , solar efficiency , solar panel , Solar Power

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SuttonBereSculler’s Small Moons Geodesic Domes are Covered With Donated Household Objects in Louisville

January 2, 2013 by  
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