From once-cast-aside items, these artists have carefully crafted fine jewelry to experiential gallery installations. This book takes you on an exciting tour through their imaginations. Experience the found object art movement touted by artists and groups like Philadelphia's Dumpster Divers who declare trash the "failure of imagination" and set out to glorify what others have cast aside. More than 80 artists across the United States and Europe are represented in over 400 original artworks. Many of them make their work a poignant environmental message, some uncover treasure and transcendent beauty, and still others set out simply to evoke a smile. This is a delightful treasury of one-of-a-kind artworks that you'll want to study and be inspired by time and again. A listing of galleries that represent the artists shown is included to help you on your way to discovering more artists and increasing your collection.
Size: 8.5in x 11.0in | Pages: 176
| 487 color photos