Saul Steinberg, 1949 (via Animalarium: Under the Tree)
Eric Barclay takes recycling to a new level by turning old packaging into works of art (this is acrylic paint an old Coca Cola bottle).
You can see more of his recycled objects here.
Fracture: Dead Paper
Collage art and poetry seamlessly mix in the works of this artist duo known as Dead Paper. I stumbled across their Tumblr ages ago and I am in love with the concept. The juxtaposition of words and images compliment each other entirely; the vintage photo sources for the collage works giving the words a timeless feel.
I especially enjoy the whimsical element of the works that appropriate images from old astronomy issues of National Geographic. As the universe is slowly becoming charted by new NASA discoveries, these works seem to re-illustrate the sense of wonder we once felt when looking into space. Nostalgia for a time when the universe was still relatively unknown.
Here is a sample of a poem by Dead Paper, juxtaposed with the first image in the above image set:
“stars are delicate,
we both know that,
or glass jars
filled to the brim
and lost prayers,
but still alive,
each a story,
and if we listen,
if we stand here quietly
and don’t breathe,
we might hear them
Check out Dead Paper’s Tumblr blog:
Photos are © Dead Paper and were retrieved from their blog.
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