Five Amazing Pieces Of Art Made From Recycled Materials

March 16, 2012
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Bike Arch

Bike Arch Recycled Art

Artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector, who collected the bicycles from the debris piles of nonprofit bicycle organizations, created this bicycle arch. The archway features 300 bikes and was on display in California.

Recycled Art Mark Grieve Bike Arch

Recycled Art Ilana Spector Recycled Bike Arch

Recycled Art Bike Arch


All American Girl

Recycled Art All American Girl

American artist Sandhi Schimmel created this image using tax forms and political junk mail. Her other works are created using paper waste including menus, junk mail, greeting cards and advertising brochures.

All American Girl Sandhi Schimmel

All American Girl Art


Trash People

Trash People Picture

One of the largest display of recycled art in the world, Trash People was created by HA Schult and features 1000 trash men constructed out of aluminum cans, computer parts and plastic. It took over six months to complete and they have been displayed worldwide including the Egyptian Pyramids, China’s Great Wall, La Grande Arche in Paris and New York.

Recycled Art Trash People

HA Schult Trash People

Trash People Art


Astro Boy

Astro Boy Picture

This Astro Boy pixel art was made from 138,000 recycled Tokyo Metro tickets and was on display at the Shinjuku Takashimaya Department Store. It was created by volunteers to mark the opening of Tokyo’s new Fukutoshin subway line.

Astro Boy Recycled Art


Atom Bomb

Atom Bomb Recycled Art

This Atom Bomb recyled art was created by Cuban born artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. There other artworks also utilize recycled clothing obtained from waste bins and second hand shipping companies in Miami.

Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz Art