So there you go. Art can come out of anything in whatever form. Why does it matter from what materials they emerge? You could use garbage, or bread, or hair, or even raw sirloin steak, as long as it inspires you to express yourself. And once you let yourself loose, your imagination’s the limit.
Here is a collection of 7 of the most unusual pieces of art made from…well, the last things you’d imagine.
1 Foodscape Art. Carl Warner is a London-based photographer who plays with his food. He makes foodscapes or landscapes made of a variety of food. In the picture above, a pea pod boat sails away from a land made of bread and potatoes, over a sea of salmon. In the picture below, hot air balloons from fruits and vegetables soar over a field of asparagus, courgettes, beans and corn. (Pics by Carl Warner via telegraph)
2 Trash Art. Jason Mecier is a mosaic artist and he makes 3D portraits out of garbage like margarine tubs, pens, toys, old mobilephones, discarded jewellery, used makeup containers, bubblegum wrappers…you get the picture. Among the celebs who have gotten his brand of trashy makeover are Tiger Woods, Chris Rock, RuPaul, Anna Nicole Smith, Mariah Carey, Tina Fey, Nicholas Cage, Obama, Trump and many more. You never know what can be made from out of your dustbin! (Pics from pondly and trendhunter).
3 Toilet Roll Art. The human emotion expressed through toilet rolls. How quaint is that? Junior Fritz Jacquet has found his artistic expression through the toilet paper. With a bit of scrunching and squeezing and a light addition of colour, he creates faces out of them, expressing a range of wry human emotions through something one would toss away from the washroom without a second thought. What an artistic way to recycle! (Pic from DIYisFun).
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4 Pin Art. Ouch! These shoes give you pins and needles all over your feet. Polish artist Erwina Ziomkowska‘s shoes with pins and needles was featured in the Housatonic Museum of Art as part of her ‘Wardrobe’ collection. They could be a pain in the nether regions. (Pic from ctpost).
5 Meat Art, raw with humour. That Elvis Presley tenderloin steak would be the beef of Philadelphia-based artist Dominic Episcopo. In a project called “Meat America” celebrating America’s appetite for insurmountable odds, limitless aspiration, and immeasurable success, Episcopo carved beef, lamb, mutton, veal to resemble instantly recognizable icons and symbols. (Pics from texel).
For more Arty Farty Stuff, howzabout looking at Part 2: Bubble Gum, Masking Tape, Bottle Caps & Cutlery…Unexpected Art from Unusual Materials.
6 Scrap Art. Federico Uribe, the Colombian-born, Miami-based conceptual artist makes thrown-away everyday items into a menagerie of life-like animals. In his ‘Animal Farm’ collection, he makes donkeys and cows out of rubber soles; horses and pigs out of scrap plywood and a ram made out of rope. (Pic from inhabitat).
7 Colour Pencil Art. Frederico Uribe doesn’t stop at farm animals or the bottom of your shoes. Using colour pencils, but not to draw, he makes dessert out of them. Like the doughnut, made out of dark brown pencils for the chocolate frosting and light cream pencils with a bite taken out of one side! (Pic from inhabitat).