Tires and truck wheels, both are too tough to consider as a medium of art, but for an artist the deeper and tougher the effort they applied, the more it pays off. Wim Delvoye, a Belgian artist and is one of the few artists who use tires to create art pieces. From his artwork he incorporated nature elements, such as flowers and vines, while maintaining the structure of the tires. This is to allow the viewers to be enchanted on the beauty of nature while keeping in mind that they're looking to a piece of industrial material. He doesn't even use any mechanical device to make this wonderful masterpiece, and as we all know tires are really tough to manually carve.
When you see a paper roll, the first thing that comes to your mind is to trash it, but that's not what an artist could possibly think of when he/she sees one. Yuken Teruya, a Japanese artist and the one that comes up with the idea of using paper rolls to create an artwork. With her masterpiece entitled "Corner Forest", these cardboard tubes will remind everyone of us that long before they were processed to be used as paper tubes, they're part of the forest from where trees and living things are harmoniously living. And these forests where all the living things dwell will soon be annihilated if we continue our use-once-and-destroy culture.
Who says sculptures can only be made with a single kind of material. Michelle Reader, an artist who made a lot of sculptured artworks from recycled materials since 1997. Her masterpieces were made from waste that comes from roadsides, city dumps, thrift shops, industrial and even from household. Michelle says, “I love the unpredictability of found materials and enjoy the inventiveness necessary to transform them into a sculpture, I try wherever possible to use materials that are reclaimed, things with a history that have been discarded and might otherwise end up in landfill.”
One of her famous artwork was known as the "Seven Wasted Men", made from household waste accumulated for about a month. According to her, each individual piece of waste tells the story of the one who discarded the trash, and it addresses the amount of waste each of us produces.
Whether that's an industrial waste, household waste, or even e-waste such as TV, radio, PC, keyboard, printer and all its consumables, they can all be reuse for a great purpose. Especially printer consumables, you see we've been complaining about the price of each cartridges we bought, but we never tried doing anything that can help reduce the production of expensive materials. Recycled consumables are totally inexpensive, just like remanufactured toner cartridges and ink cartridges that serves as a wise alternatives to all our printing needs and gives us great big savings.