Mary Ellen Croteau is an American artist that makes art in an unbelievable way. Her art works are made by the simple plastic bottle cap that is found on drinking bottles, shampoo bottles, medicine bottles, or any other item that has a plastic lid on it. She collects these unwanted lids and transforms them into amazing art works that seem to be almost impossible to make with simple objects such as these.
Her art works have meaning to them. Her works allows the viewers to see that she is trying to explain to them that our culture is based on ridiculous opinions and assumptions, and that is not how it is supposed to be. Her particular art work is clearly done with a sustainable fashion with the process of making fabulous pieces out of plastic bottle caps. I rate this artist a 4/5.
GreenMuze Staff (2011, September 19). Plastic Bottle Cap Art. Cool Environmental News, Green Design and Eco-Living Tips From Around The Globe!. Retrieved January 25, 2013, from http://www.greenmuze.com/art/artists/4194-plastic-bottle-cap-art.html
Home. (n.d.). Mary Ellen Croteau. Retrieved January 25, 2013, from http://www.maryellencroteau.net/mec_website/Home.html
Lauren Karnitz, a Tennessee-based artist, is an artist who works with recycled plastics to create beautiful floral arts. She uses a variety of different objects to help make her art pieces, such as bottles, candy wrappers, expired credit cards, straws, and plenty more things. Karnitz’s explores the natural beauty of the environment’s landscape through a child’s eyes with second-use materials.
The natural works of the artist Lauren Karnitz does not harm the environment or the economy in any way at all, but instead it helps it and makes beautiful art works out of materials that have been recycled. She crafts them by hand and uses natural living elements as her inspiration. Overall, I rate her a 4/5 because of the creativity of making beauty out of second-used objects, and the ability of not using any other resources that require anything that may harm the environment or economy.
Lauren Karnitz Portfolios. (2012). Lauren Karnitz Portfolios. Retrieved January 21, 2013, from http://laurenkarnitz.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=22058&Akey=KMCELPYC
Recycled Plastic Flowers. (2011, November 20). GreenMuze : Cool Environmental News, Green Design and Eco-Living Tips From Around The Globe!. Retrieved January 21, 2013, from
The contemporary artist Alex Féthière is an interesting artist that creates various art pieces by using the topic of sustainability in his works with recycled metals. He creates furniture, jewelry, and sculptures from recycled and used scrap metals that he collects. He displays some of his pieces that are made by old metals that are made interestingly.
The environment is affected little to none by the actions of Alex Féthière. He goes through the process of different tactics to create his unique art pieces, such as melting scrap metals in a furnace with cooking or motor oil. He thoughtfully uses tactics that will minimize pollution to the air and harm the environment. Also, to add detailed etching or cuttings to his projects, he uses natural elements, such as sodium carbonate, and an ionized gas powered welder that produces no smoke. Overall, I rate his works a solid 4 because of all the things he does to avoid harming the environment and using almost nothing but the objects he collects to produce his art pieces.
GreenMuze Staff (2012). Sustainable Metal Work. Available at: http://www.greenmuze.com/art/artists/4435-sustainable-metal-work-.html. 11 Jan, 2013.