The request for eco-friendly artwork and materials has never been more prevalent in our industry than it is now, and we are asked more and more frequently for artwork created by artists who utilize re-purposed and reclaimed materials. Luckily, there are some amazing artists using these types of materials in truly exciting and unexpected ways. We’re so excited to be in the early concept stages for a focal lobby piece for the new Hotel Indigo Vinings property opening later this year. Atlanta artist Kathleen Plate will be working on a large-scale hanging sculptural composition that re-purposes bottles by slicing and polishing them into colorful rings. Here’s an example of her beautiful work:
Here is a recently installed series of shadowboxed sculptural pinwheels constructed entirely of assembled reclaimed wood strips. These were placed in a resort setting in Florida, and perfectly capture the sun-drenched, wind weathered look we were going for:
Sometimes the shapes and colors of foundry items are so artful, you need only add hanging hardware to the backs of them and assemble them on the wall.
Painted and polished log splices energize the coffee area of an Atlanta-based financial headquarters:
…and a collection of old architectural metal collaged and assembled with wood from an old boat come together in this piece that now hangs in the Hotel Indigo Garden District, but served as an impromptu backdrop for our dog while it was in our studio waiting for delivery to New Orleans: