We’ve all heard that “one man’s trash is another mans treasure”. That saying takes on new meaning when we view the world through the eyes of the artists featured in todays post. These talented individuals see possibility in the things we throw away every day. Instead of heading to the art supply store they just collect common trash and turn it into works of amazing art. Take a look at these 40 terrific works of art made from common trash and be prepared to start looking at your garbage in a whole new way.
Artworks Made From Trash
Ann P. Smith
This awesome owl and bird sculpture was made from reclaimed electronic trash. It reminds me of the mechanical owl in The Clash of the Titans.
Got a few thousand CDs lying around? Have a seat.
Lamponi make some really cool lamps from trash. This one was an old steam iron.
This three-legged beast is made from electronic garbage.
This huge dragon was created using aluminium cans.
What a stunning sculpture. Notice the computer mouse teeth and the washing machine door eyes.
Sayaka uses reclaimed plastic material to build her wonderful sculptures. Look closely at these two and you can see plastic spoons.
This awesome piece was made from old soda cans and a hiking backpack frame. Great concept.
This huge Gorilla was made from old coat hangers.
Robert Bradford uses discarded toys to bring his ideas to life. How many of these toys did you play with as a kid?
The artist obviously has a great understanding of the human form. Notice the old typewriter pieces on the lower abdomen.
iri5 uses old cassette tapes to create the likenesses of celebrities. This one’s Kurt Cobain.
This polar bear is made out of used grocery store bags. Is plastic OK?
This skull was crafted from old baseball coverings.
Scrap metal was used to construct this sea horse looking sculpture.
This fantastic mosquito was once just ordinary trash. Now it’s a beautifull work of art.
Christian uses crayons as pixels to produce captivating images.
Got some old ball point pens lying around? Make a cool lamp out of them.
Brian Marshall creates wonderful bots that are full of personality from discarded materials.
Bernard Pras takes trash art to a whole other level. Absolutely stunning rendition of Bruce Lee.
- Amazing videos of inflatable sculptures made from trash bags.
- Lots of links to cool items made from trash and recycled materials.
- The imagination Factory – learn to make art from trash.