Saturday, March 5, 2011

Recycled House Paint Art

"Cassandra Tondro is a Los Angeles artist who has found a unique use for leftover house paint she uses it for her colorful and contemporary abstract paintings."

Without following any rules, Cassandra experiments and explores techniques and materials, with a concern for the environment. She collects the left over paint from local Household Hazardous Waste Center, which will give it away, and from the mistint shelves at home improvement stores.

One technique, which I would love to try, is similar to mono-printing. Painting on sheet plastic, then pressing a canvas onto the wet paint to create the design.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cristina Pino and Gustavo Suasnábar

Cristina Pino and Gustavo Suasnábar, artists/craftsmen work with glass and other recycled materials to create interesting and clever sculptures.

Recycled glass mural

Sculpture made with nails, pins, washers, pins.

Crab sculpture of kitchen strainers, spoons.