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The Art Of Using Trash

Monday, January 31, 2011 · 4 Comments

As a non-artist, I am amazed by a lot of things artists do (and seem to do effortlessly!), and this is one of them – magically create beauty out of scant or unusual materials. Here Renilde Depeuter of AT SWIM – TWO – BIRDS took leftover paper scraps intended for the trash and created a stunning, collage city.



Not only did Renilde create beautiful art out of trash, she also managed to create something that is distinctly hers. Just compare her collage to one of her embroidered works, such as Land of Rivers, below, and you immediately recognize the same kinds of shapes and loose, organic patterns.


All photos via AT SWIM – TWO – BIRDS

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 PAWLING | print studio // Feb 1, 2011 at 10:17 am

    love this! what a great find!!

  • 2 catie voglio // Feb 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    one man’s trash, always another’s treasure!

    i always tell my boyfriend it isnt hoarding if im going to make something beautiful one day!

  • 3 Kate // Feb 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    ha! i love it! another reason i am not an artist… i am obsessed with throwing stuff out (and recycling and giving things away, of course!).

  • 4 kaitlyn sullivan // Feb 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    i like renilde’s matchups- these are nice studies of form, color and shape. i need to do studies of that sort more often, so it’s inspiring to see others 🙂

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