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Eco-Friendly and Beautiful—Artists Making an Impact

Eco-Friendly and Beautiful—Artists Making an Impact

Real People Making a Real Impact

Nora, the Norwex Leaping Salmon, recently made a huge splash with thousands at the 2016 Norwex National Conferences! “Spawned” from our partnership with The Washed Ashore Project, our flashing salmon beautifully illustrates how marine debris and other trash can find new life by inspiring people to make positive changes in their habits.

Continuing in this theme of art with a purpose, today we’re turning the spotlight on several other artists who are also making a real impact by finding creative ways to spread the word about a cause.

Water Tank Project by by Eteri Chkadua

Water Tank Project by Eteri Chkadua

“The above water tank art created by Eteri Chkadua is only one of many designed by acclaimed artists as well as NYC public school students for the ‘Water Tank Project’ started by Word Above the Street,” Noupe.com reports. Word Above the Street started the campaign, launched in the summer of 2014, to create awareness about the global water crises. Their ongoing goal is to transform New York City’s skyline with artwork painted on rooftop water tanks. The campaign also incorporates educational events, tours and a symposium to inspire a fresh take on worldwide water issues.


Mystic Mermaid by Grant Manier

Grant Manier, a young “eco-artist” and motivational speaker living with autism, incorporates conservationism into his artwork. “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is Grant’s foundation as he creates works of art he calls “coolages.” Containing cool colors, cool shapes and cool textures, each art piece consists of thousands of cut or torn pieces of recycled materials sourced from magazines, calendars, wallpaper, posters, puzzles and more.

The Guardian by John Dahlsen

The Guardian is a public artwork made from recycled leftover road construction materials, namely galvanized guard rails and concrete pipes. It stands next to Story Bridge in Brisbane, Australia, at the gateway to Kangaroo Point.

John Dahlsen uses plastics and other materials collected from Australian beaches to create environmental art. According to his website, his totems, sculptures, recycled plastic bag art, and “purges” acknowledge “the endless waste in producing ancillary items that support our everyday existence.”

Trash People by H.A. Schult

Trash People by H.A. Schult – Photo Credit

As reported by OddityCentral.com, H.A. Schult used everyday garbage produced by humans to create 1,000 Trash People, a travelling international attraction that’s appeared in locations like the Red Square, Barcelona, The Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Gaza. “From soda and beer cans to crushed electronics, the Trash people are a representation of our waste society. Every time they show up, grouped in their trademark lines, they remind passers-by that ‘We produce trash, are born from trash, and will turn back into trash,’ as their creator himself says.”


Interested in more kinds of eco-friendly art?

Check out the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival December 2 – 4! Or the Atlanta Dogwood Festival next April!

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Amy Hepfner
Amy Hepfner(@amylmh)
5 years ago

Such great artists who are making an environmental statement!! I’m thrilled to see this as it heightens awareness, so hopefully people will start paying more attention to what we waste.

Tanya Aoyagi
Tanya Aoyagi(@spokanegreenclean)
5 years ago

I love the variety in the artworks highlighted!

Tammy Adamik
Tammy Adamik(@melabear)
5 years ago

These artist are making an impact for the future generations. We need more people like them to find a use for all things trash and at the same time make people aware of what is ending up in landfills. My father has his own trash and garbage business for over 40 years. It is unbelievable what people throw away. Many things that someone in need could have used or someone could have repurposed get tossed in the trash. Over the years we have seen brand new items still in their packaging unopened just thrown away. Other items, they could have used for other purposes or give to someone or sell or donate. But apparently it is much easier for them to just set it out for the trash collector.

Leah Rissien
Leah Rissien(@tinyturtle7)
5 years ago

That “trash people” image is so powerful! Visuals like this affirm the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Jennifer Rottman
Jennifer Rottman(@jenniferrottman)
4 years ago

I do not seen to have the artistic ability, but enjoy looking at art made of repurposed items

Gingi Freeman
Gingi Freeman(@domesticgeekgirl)
4 years ago

I love artwork like this, with a message and a purpose!