The art of second opportunities

El arte de las segundas oportunidades
El arte de las segundas oportunidades
El arte de las segundas oportunidades
El arte de las segundas oportunidades
Have you noticed? A few days ago a collection of sea ​​figures And we liked that we wanted to dedicate a blog entry. Whales and fish are the protagonists of this small selection of Decorative articles that have a particularity: they are made with recycled woods. Did you know that wood can be recycled following a very simple process, without using chemicals or applying previous treatments? Recycled wood Natura The truth is that this has inspired us a lot and has led us to think. In Natura We defend the right to second opportunities, so why weren't the waste we generate? We humans individually produce about 1 kg of waste throughout a day! Yes, yes, you too. With this fact you can surely get an idea of ​​the impact that our consumption has on the planet globally. We have no excuses: in our hands is the opportunity to have gestures to reduce pollution and exploitation of resources. Imagine everything you throw in the trash and the little route that these objects have had since their manufacture to the end of the container. In spite of this, there are many who try to raise awareness and contribute granite. Each one does it in their own way, but investigating we have met a paradox: art from garbage, beauty that comes out of our waste. There are creators who revive abandoned objects and make them plastic and visual wonders. Today we wanted to share with you a tour of different artists who have made recycling the basis of their work. Here we go!

Yuken Teruya

This creator of Japanese origin bases his work on the use of everyday materials such as toilet paper and paper bags, in addition to other natural elements such as chrysálidas of butterflies, always inspired by the life of his homeland, Okinawa.

Yuken Teruya
Notice-Forest (What Victory Tasttes Like), 2012


Gerhard Bar

This German designer has been creating objects of art and daily use from plastic garbage for more than 20 years. In his work converge aesthetics, ecology and social responsibility.

Recycling Chair
Beata and Gerhard Bär Stuhl Recycling, 1990–1999


Martha Hoversham

Martha Hoversham finds small objects on the street and recycles them to use them in their collages. His classic ballet training permeates all his work, whether visual or performative. Her pockets are always full of what most people consider trash and that, however, for her they are treasures, since she ends up becoming part of her works and catalogs of haute couture. In his project "Found Fashion " Skirts made with dried leaves pcs of bird feathers in the headdresses.

Marta Haversham


Miquel Appear

Miquel Apartici (Barcelona, ​​1963) undertook an artistic adventure in the late 90s: converting their drawings into beings into three dimensions, using utensils of former artisan trades, as well as molds and wood and metal disuse objects, through the technique of " Assemblage ". Since then it has developed more than 350 pieces, which represent all kinds of animals in different shapes and measures, from a natural size elephant to small insects.

Miquel Appear
Rinoceros, 2016


Alejandro Durán

This artist elaborates disturbing compositions on the ground with the waste he finds in nature, making the spectator complicit in the waste without control. Its facilities, as he says, reflect the reality of our current environmental situation. Its resulting photographic series represent a new form of colonization for consumerism, where even the unvotable land (such as virgin beaches) is not safe from the long -range impact of our culture of disposable products.

Alejandro Durán


Waste no more

In 2009, the firm Eileen Fisher It began a garment collection program that was part of a circular system designed with the intention of providing discarded clothing. Since the program began, more than 1.2 million garments have been collected and converted into material for the artistic project that is hidden under the name of ‘Waste no More’. Users just have to send their garments so that the design study located in New York and led by Sigi Ahl, gets to work to create all kinds of artistic pieces, from cushions to wall pendants from materials from the materials received.

Neptun - Waste no More
Neptune Wallwork


Barry Rosenthal

Barry Rosenthal's career was completed with his most social project committed to the environment, Found in Nature which began by chance in 2007. He was surrounded by garbage, when he was looking for plants on the beach; He ordered some of those waste and suddenly found a strange beauty in them. Since then this artist is dedicated in body and soul to this thematic series, which every day has more followers worldwide. His goal is that we become aware of the global pollution problem.

Found in Nature
Found in Nature - Green Containers

  Other artists like Gregg Segal They wanted to denounce the excess garbage that we generate in our day to day. This photographer, through the series "7 Days of Garbage ", exposes exactly how much garbage we produce in just one week. Segal decided to portray groups of people and families of different social classes, together with the garbage they produce. The result is shocking. Gregg Segal
7 Days of Garbage
  As you can see, there are many ways to turn something that a priori is just a simple waste. Do not stay with crossed arms, tell us what you do with your waste! We want to continue inspired to find ways to reuse and recycle. Yes indeed, Do not forget that the best way to contribute to the conservation of the environment is always the reduction of the raw material we consume.