Clever use/reuse of materials

People's creative minds never cease to amaze me. All of these things I admire for the clever way they re-use materials.
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Large Pine Cones by sculptor Patrick Plourde made from shovel heads

Large pine cone made from shovel heads.Large shovel head pine cones by sculptor Patrick Plourde

ARMAN  "Long Term Parking", 1982, Dimensions: 1950 cm, Description : Accumulation of 60 automobiles in concrete. 19,5 m. Parc de sculpture Le Montcel, Jouy-en-Josas, France >> and yet another reason to visit France! This is awesome!

Expo ARMAN au Centre Pompidou

Arman - Long Term Parking 1982 - Accumulation of 60 automobiles in concrete - Parc de sculpture Le Montcel, Jouy-en-Josas, France

by Chiharu Shiota  A House of Windows!

I see a story idea.A creation made from old windows.Chiharu Shiota A Room of Memory 2009 Found windows

A collaboration with sound artist Spencer Topel, sculptor Soo Sunny Park has created a radiant interactive installation that audibly responds to movement. "Capturing Resonance" hangs from the ceiling of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Massachusetts, illuminating the tight corridors.    Park used chain link fencing for this piece. Plexiglas squares are fastened into the fencing gaps, creating a vibrant multi-hued shell.

Sparkling Chain Link Fence Installation

This is how you make a chain linked fence beautiful. Thousands of iridescent acrylic Plexiglas squares inserted into a chain link fence by Soo Sunny Park & Spencer Topel

In his mixed media sculptures of animals and insects artist Sean Avery creates fur and feathers using meticulously layered fragments of broken CDs.  See more over on DeviantArt.

In his mixed media sculptures of animals and insects artist Sean Avery creates fur and feathers using meticulously layered fragments of broken CDs. (via Animal Sculptures Made from Shattered CDs

This link goes to a tutorial for weaving a basket out of maps. Wouldn't it be cool to weave a special basket from a map of a special place?

Woven Map Basket: Repurpose your old road maps. - I've seen this with paper bags but it's much cooler with map paper

A giant dandelion crafted out of bicycle wheels sits along Route 77 in Cleveland.

A giant dandelion clock crafted out of bicycle wheels sits along Route 77 in Cleveland.

Contemporary metal mosaics by artist Jill Helms made from soda pop cans.

Contemporary metal mosaics by artist Jill Helms made from soda pop cans.

Stained glass bicycle wheel  recycled bicycle art by VeloGioielli, $750.00

Stained glass bicycle wheel recycled bicycle art by VeloGioielli

Trash Bird aka Recycled Roadrunner by Larry1732, via Flickr  Las Cruces NM

Standing atop a hill in Las Cruces, N., overlooking Interstate is a roadrunner sculpture made from trash from the city dump. The bird was built from a variety of objects, including toys, computer parts and sheet metal.

The insides of spray paint cans have so much color and texture stuck to them that its such a treat to get 300 of them together for a party. This canscape is 100 cans each panel, meticulously arranged, riveted, and wood framed.  This website is truly inspirational! CanLove

Spray paint cans upcycled into art. The insides of spray paint cans have so much color and texture stuck to them.

Sculptor Jim Hodges (1957) created a compelling installation at Barbara Gladstone’s 21st St. location in NY, grouping 4 large scale boulders around a central void. Hodges replaced part of the original surface of the rock with vibrantly colored stainless steel casts offs.

Jim Hodges - Untitled, Granite, stainless steel and x 248 x 301 inches installed. Copyright Jim Hodges - Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels Photos by David Regen.

"Here is another great vintage chair with a colorful tie seat" from RPreserved on Etsy

"Here is another great vintage chair with a colorful tie seat" from RPreserved on Etsy was thinking on my metal folding chairs

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