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Sustainable art incorporates environmental and sustainability principles. This art is normally made up of repurposed materials and addresses an environmental issues. As awareness and action for the planet continues to grow, more creatives are beginning to consider joining the movement through their work. Here are 5 unique sustainable art works that will open your mind and make you feel inspired.
"Your waste of time." - Olafur Eliasson
This incredible work is held in a refrigerated exhibit powered by solar panels. They are actual pieces of ice that came from the Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest glacier. This represents eight hundred years of existence on Earth and puts into perspective the physical aspect of humanity. Its message invokes the issues and threats of global warming .
"Pandas on Tour" - Paulo Grangeon
To spread awareness on endangered species across the globe, this sculptor created 1,600 pandas made of papier-mâché. This represents the actual number of pandas that are still living on Earth. Collaborating with the World Wildlife Fund, this traveling exhibit has visited over 20 countries.
Trash Cans - Aida Sulova
Aida Sulova is a street artist from Kyrgyzstan and created this piece on a garbage bin. She is using her talents to address the trash problem in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek. She creates large mouths to show that what we throw away will eventually be consumed by us.
“Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption” - Chris Jordan
This photo is part of Chris Jordan's "Intolerable Beauty" series that exhibits the high amount of waste and debris that millions and millions of people are creating across the globe everyday. He shows a huge clump of cellular devices in a hypnotic pattern. This represents the never-ending production of waste from humans.
Living Sculptures - Mathilde Roussel
This piece is an installation made of living grass in the shape of a person. Roussel used recycled materials and wheat grass seeds and soil to fill in the fabric. This sculpture represents the awareness of nature and what we eat. It drives viewers to think about our global food cycle and the fluctuations of famine and abundance.