Car Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

car tyre sculptures

Remember those old car tire swans that used to litter the yards of people everywhere? Well these car tire sculptures by South Korean artist Yong Ho Ji are nothing like them, these car tire sculptures are pretty cool. I can’t imagine it would be an easy medium to work with as tires would be difficult to cut and difficult to mold into shape but the artist makes them look effortless. Nice way to recycle too! Continue Reading

Solar Roads

solar roads

What do roads have to do with art? Not much and I don’t really care as this is such a FREAKIN’ good idea!! In fact, I fear that it is so great of an idea that it will never get off the ground. You see, I think the matrix that we live in depends on us having a set number of problems to keep the majority of us on our knees. This awesome idea solves too many problems and improves the lives of too many people in one fell swoop to be allowed. Imagine solar roadways combined with electric cars! The oil and electricity industries wouldn’t stand for it. So, go support solar freakin’ roadways at Indiegogo and at least give this idea a chance… now!!!Continue Reading

Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Home is worth the long wait if you have a slow internet connection. The makers of the film have more videos on their YouTube page.

I stopped reading books and news on the environment a while ago as they’re just too depressing, but with this one they at least throw in a little hope towards the end. Even if you’re not interested in the environment and think the planet is doing just fine, it’s worth watching for the spectacular landscapes. We do live on an amazing piece of rock.Continue Reading

Doodle 4 Google – Population Control

Doodle 4 Google is a competition open to school kids, giving them an opportunity to design a Google logo. The theme for the competition is “What I wish for the World.”

So I did my own crude Google doodle in Photoshop expressing what I wish for the world!Continue Reading

Earth Day 2008

Google has celebrated Earth Day 2008 by letting the grass grow around their logo. BrandZ and Millward Brown have found that Google is the number one brand on their annual “Top 100 Most Powerful Brands” list, so the Earth Day website should get a few extra visitors from the search engine giant today.Continue Reading

Environmental Art

Twelve year old Charlie Sullivan of the United Kingdom won the 16th International Children’s’ Painting Competition on the Environment. The theme for the year was “Melting Ice-A Hot Topic?”

Here’s how she describes her work.. “The silhouette of a figure in my painting represents government and global businesses idle hold over the world. In the background the reds, oranges and yellows represents the fossil fuel power plants and warming of the planet while those that could act use the umbrella to shelter behind. The umbrella pictures the world being turned inside out and upside down by the wind. Therefore we must all act to save the world from being polluted. Global warming is an issue that we can all do something about by the 3Rs; reduce, reuse and recycle.”Continue Reading

Cold Bare Bums for Global Warming

Nearly 600 naked people braved the cold on the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland for the New York photographer Spencer Tunick recently. 600 people may not sound like much when compared to the amount of people that got naked for Tunick in Mexico, but the weather was probably a little more bearable in Mexico too!Continue Reading

Spencer Tunick on a Swiss glacier

Greenpeace and the New York flesh architect Spencer Tunick are encouraging volunteers to get naked on a Swiss glacier next month. Greenpeace Switzerland has a sign up page here for those that are interested.Continue Reading

Earth Day 2007

I know the environment doesn’t have much to do with art, but you can’t create art without an earth. So here’s a poem for Earth Day (April 22) by John McConnell.Continue Reading

Grow Your Own Furniture

This story reminded me of the “draw your own furniture” post earlier, and to a lesser extent, the “drawing trees” post.

Cristopher Cattle in the United Kingdom has come up with a way to train trees / plants to make furniture for you. He has an online guide showing how to make a stool from 3 Sycamores. It’s not as convenient as popping into your local furniture store for a few stools, as it takes about five years to grow into a strong enough stool. But it’s a pretty cool combination of craft, art, and nature.Continue Reading