Old Utensils Turned Beautiful Birbs: The Upcycled Artwork of Matt Wilson

Old silverware and other scrap metal become beautiful silver birds in the hands of South Carolina-based artist Matt Wilson. In addition to upcycling pieces of discarded metal, Wilson also uses pine cones, driftwood, and sometimes glass taxidermy eyes to further enhance his elegant avian creations. Wilson says his work is a reflection of the environment …

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Upcycled Textile Dissection: Sabine Feliciano’s Wild Textile World

For her ever-growing "Wild Textile World," Saint-Étienne, France-based designer and artist Sabine Feliciano repurposes worn fabrics and other textile remnants, assembling and sewing soft sculptures of various animals in a state of mid-dissection. They're the softest, most colorful, least malodorous biology lessons you never attended. “Mixing techniques to give another look at needlework,” the artist says, in a …

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Argiope aurantia by Jessica Joslin

Like many art collectors, I have a wish list of artists whose original work I long to own. Jessica Joslin has been on that list for years. For anyone not familiar with her captivating work, Jessica creates extraordinary hybrid animal sculptures, ranging from mounted heads to complete bodies (both miniature and life-size), using bones (some real, …

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