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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Recycling at it's best: Trashed art speaks dog!

Reusing and recycling is a great way to help the environment!

Recently we came across a wide variety of individuals who took recycling and reusing to a new level with Dog Art!

Our main image is 'Recycled Dog' a sculpture by Marinka Solman that won 1st Place in the Town of Windsor Fine Arts Show back in 2011.

This isn't the only recycled item we found. Check these out!

Japanese artist Haroshi utilized layered and pixelated pieces from reclaimed skateboard decks to create this beautiful work of art.

Artist Robert Bradford creates these life-size sculptures of dogs (and other animals and humans) from a wide variety of discarded plastic items, including discarded children's toys. Visit his website to see many more.

Designers Vinti Tan and Paul Andrews of Vinti Andrews is a collaboration between the two who created these amazing dogs from old Nike sneakers. 

If you were in Grand Haven, Michigan in August of 2011 and 2012 you may have seen these very fun sculptures of dog art as part of the ArfWalk, a project of the Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority's Preservation & Place Committee. See other ArfWalk projects on Michigan Cottage Cook.

Portland, Oregon sculptor Brian Mock welds some amazing art from discarded bolts, hinges, forks, nuts and other metal materials into amazing life-size dogs!

If you're looking for some very cute dog art that's affordable on Etsy, Reclaim2Fame has some great items.

VivaTerra, an eco-friendly shop for home furnishings and more, showcases Rover, made from tightly woven and corded recycled newspaper.

And last but certainly not least, Kitty Wales has been creating sculptures, designs, and installations for the last fifteen years that focus on the animal world, particularly Border Collies.

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