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Famous Recycled Art – A Beautiful New Life

My art comes from things we’ve used and soon forgotten

by M. Cardinal

Lucy Slivinski, an artist, is focused on the commitment of creating work that glorifies rebirth through famous recycled art. She repurposes trash in what she refers to as used material art. “

My art comes from things we’ve used and soon forgotten. Furthermore, my belief is to renew the value of many things forgotten,” Chicago sculptor Lucy Slivinski remarked. “Turning them into fresh vistas of expression that hopefully invigorate one’s sensibilities.”

“I am and it is, what you see, but in a whole new way. Therefore, the work is about revitalization and metaphor,” Lucy Slivinski said of her famous recycled art. “My work reflects deep stories that travel the journey of a soul searcher and life weaver. My work is me. It is my homage in celebration of life. It is my salvation and my continual rebirth. I hope shares something of meaning to the viewer!”

An example of our everyday hero Lucy's recycled art.

Lucy Slivinski’s unique recycled art

Lucy Slivinski artist uses recycled materials and reshapes them into sculptures. For example, she enjoys starting from scratch with these found materials.  Lucy Slivinski wants to inspire others to the possibility of transforming themselves. A Rebirth with used material art.

Transformation that shifts one’s consciousness and sensibility to look at something another way and feel something from it. By using recycled materials by reshaping, reforming, and recreating them into something new.

Lucy hard at work making recycled art.

Lucy Slivinski a Chicago sculptor, says that it’s more about finding recycled materials to work with and developing its energy. For example, her largest piece, Phoenix Rising, is constantly giving out this energy. 

Illumination, a Sandra Miller studio, who is a world-renown photographer, stands a sculpture she did live during the musical performances at this event. Lastly, Lucy Slivinski feels music is part of her work, and that vibration and energy come out of the piece of material. 


Video Production: Rocko Productions
Review Written By: M. Cardinal
Date Written: Feb 27th, 2020

Recycled Art FAQs

What materials are often used in recycled art?

– Cereal Boxes.
– Corks.
– Milk Cartons and Plastic Bottles.
– Catalogs, Magazines, and Newspapers.
– Toilet Paper and Paper Towel Rolls.
– Jars, Lids, and Cans.
– Egg Cartons.
– Scrap Metal.

Why is it a good idea to reuse waste material in artwork?

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reusing supplies helps prevent pollution caused by reducing the need to harvest new raw materials, reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change and reduces the amount of waste that will need to be recycled.

When did recycled art start?

The early 20th century was pivotal in the development of recycled art. Around 1912, artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) invented a process called collage, where he pasted together bits of paper, photos, newsprints and small objects to form a new image.

What are other reasons do artists use recycled art?

Lucy Slivinski uses recycled or reused objects to make attractive pieces of contemporary art and literally turn everyday trash into creative treasures. Installation Art is good for the environment because it takes everyday objects and transforms it into a valuable artwork.

In addition, look for more videos with our artistic heroes:

Intro to everyday heroes – Meet the heroes

Flying Circus – Motivated artists

Mural Art – The walls speak of hope

Good Picture – Worth a thousand words

Prisoner of War – Hope inspired artwork

Bright Future – Art for inspiring minds

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