Visual Bits #244> Recycle, Renew, Reuse



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Visual Bits #228> Building The Bizarre And Beautiful



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Why Americans Don’t Recycle

Recycling is done by just half of Americans daily, and 13 percent don’t recycle at all. Even though they understand the benefits to our environment and economy, their ineptitude of what can and can’t be recycled, doubled with their finding the process inconvenient and time-consuming, is becoming a major hinderance to recycling efforts all across the United States.

Turning Trash Into Shade

South African Heath Nash says he has always made things; drawing, cutting, folding sculpting and experimenting with different materials, his entire life. Once out of college, he began turning his passion for creating into a business.

Book Cover Paintings Re-Use Waste

Sometimes reusing objects, with their worn texture and embodied history, is far more interesting than using something new. Los Angles artist Mike Stilkey knows this. He uses tall stacks of old, discarded hardcover books for his canvas, painting figures reminicent of Weimar-era German expressionism. Not sticking to pure vertical space, Stilkey’s newer pieces often cascade onto the floor, moving out into the room, transforming the whole room.

For more on his work, check out mikestilkey.com and be sure to see the video of his artistic process at the bottom of this page.