CHERUBIM ARTS
The Recycled Art Project

-Something Cool for Your Walls, Something Cool for Humanity-
 

In 2009, I started a little side project, The Recycled Art Project. This project started with an interest in some of my older work from 20+ years ago.  Back then I was just creating, unaware of the need for archival materials.  Some of the paper from these works has completely yellowed, or is no longer presentable. I wanted to find a way to still give this work some exposure. As a result, I came up with The Recycled Art Project. I took these older pieces and 'recycled' them into something completely different. In some instances, if you look at the original and recycled pieces side by side, you can see colour-based commonalities.  Standing alone, however, they are two completely different items.

For this project, I have taken images of the original, pre-recycled pieces, and then altered them, poking, prodding, pushing, pulling.  Like my landscape paintings, they are often inspired by little cross-sections of colour on a larger plane. Sometimes I have gone back to the same little section multiple times and reworked it in varying ways. The beauty of working with digital imagery: the possibilities for outcome are infinite. Many of these digital paintings are made up of small squares, or rectangles. Much like in pointillism, the eyes take these small fragments and want to make sense of it. In some instances, the image appears abstract, based entirely on movement, energy, and colour. Other times, the resulting image is an abstracted yet recognizable landscape, sunset or lake.  

Apart from the fun of this project, I decided to donate a portion of proceeds to charity, hence the tagline: Something Cool for Your Walls, Something Cool for Humanity.

Torro Recycled iii
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Sunset in the Dell
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Mismatched Recycled
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Dark Fall
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Did I Tell You Recycled Eye
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Torro Recycled
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Torro Recycled ii
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Skyburst
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Endless Sky
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Petals In The Wind Recycled
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Eye of the Storm Recycled
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Mismatched Recycled Eye
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Did I Tell You Recycled
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Petals (Little Cities Everywhere)
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Petals Brown & Blue
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Koala Recycled
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Golden Recycled
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