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Recycled Art - The Creativity and the Junk


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									Recycled Art - The Creativity & the Junk!
Junk has been an integral part of human life since pre-historic times.
Back then, there was not a great deal available, as it is at present
times. All thanks to the technological growth in all the spheres! The
technological blessing did not come without a huge string of junk. While
most of it has to be actually destroyed, there is still left a
considerable quantity that we can use to create art, called Recycled Art.
This involves looking at trash in new and inventive ways. Aptly enough,
the recycling of trash and transforming it into art is like finding
treasure out of nowhere.
Recycled Art, also referred to as Junk Art, can be defined as an art form
that uses old or used items or day to day trash to create something which
is brand-new, attractive, and useful in most cases. By doing this, we end
up effectively, lessening trash in the first place, while also creating
an aesthetic piece. Therefore, Recycled Art can also be referred to as an
environment friendly art form, as the waste products are re-used, which
helps in keeping our environment clean.
In Recycled Art, you can create beautiful pieces out of your old torn
jeans, worn out sweaters, plastic bubble wrap, grocery bags, empty
bottles, computer hardware, or any other piece of electronic goods, and
the list is endless. Most of the items used in creating this form of art
are symbolic of our times and in due period, will be replaced by other
materials. The advantage of reusing and recycling materials in this way
helps preserve natural resources, and landfill space, while saving money.
Recycled Art can carry any tone, whimsical, poignant, inspiring, useful,
beautiful, wearable, humorous, or even hideous.
Art knows no bounds. Artists are free to create any art form out of any
object or material that is available to them. Using Recyclable materials
to create art is always a win-win situation. The trash is freely
available everywhere and doesn't cost a thing, while the art form helps
lower the quantity of waste around and turning it into something useful.
Recycled Art has close ties with Assemblage Movement or Found Object
Artwork Movement. It is not considered novelty anymore and is closely
related to Save the Earth movement or Green Movement. Here the artists
are inspired by the historical account of the old objects and then they
try to create the new meanings out of it for future generations by
arranging the objects in completely new ways. It is all about dreaming
art and making it up. Most artists live by its motto, which states:
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
My name is Annette Labedzki. I am a Canadian abstract painter.I have been
a full time artist for the last 25 years. I was born in St. Paul's
Hospital in Vancouver, B.C. A few years later we moved to Winnipeg,
Manitoba, where I spent my childhood and early adulthood.
I remember the first award I received was in Art class in grade 10. The
superintendent of the Winnipeg School Board bought one of my paintings! I
was so excited!
I received my BFA at Emily Carr College of Art and Design and spent
another year studying philosophy at The University of British Columbia.
During this time my husband learned English, drove a taxi, received his
BMLS degree (Bachelor of Medical Lab. Sciences) and received his DMD
degree (dentist).
Another award I received was First Prize at the Pacific Northwest Annual
Show at the University of Oregon, U.S.A. It is in their private
collection. I have a web site in which I am able to invite other artists.
The address is This is also a wonderful site
for art collectors to buy original work at great prices.

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