Necessity may be the mother of invention, but creativity is the mother of reinvention! The artists who created these amazing works below are a testament to upcycling genius.
'Album Fish' occupies the side of a building in Jacksonville, Florida. Artist unknown. Image of urban art from recycled vinyl records via Bambi Goes Green.
Artist Irene Juliet Deely shows us what can be created from upcycled, aluminum Red Bull cans. Her work, entitled 'Liberty Rising' was featured at The Art of Can Exhibition 2010 at Galleria Dallas. Deely's 'karate-kicking Lady Liberty' was one of 50 works of art contributed by artists using Red Bull cans as a medium or inspiration.
Quirky Lotus features a festive transformation for recycled junk mail. Linda Nakanishi created a pointsettia wreath just in time for the Christmas holidays using a wire frame, hot glue, printed advertising mail pieces, a few beads from a broken necklace and some paint. It's another artistic success with recycled materials.
And, if you no longer have need for your tophats, please enlighten them with a bit of creative license ...