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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Up-cycled Bottle Sculptures


re-Bottled couple

I have a tendency to hold onto items that I think I can make into something else. For instance, when I ran out of shampoo and conditioner, I thought I'd hang onto the empty bottles to use for a future sculpture project. I started out making cat sculptures from them.

re-Bottled sculpture

Since then, every time I come across a bottle ready to be tossed out, I think about what I could create with it. My latest creations called "Re-bottled" sculptures, are simple people sculptures. The first three that I made are shown here.

UpCycled Sculpture

Here's my little lady sculpture next to the same type of plastic bottle that I used to create her with.

UpCycled man and woman

Here's the Up-cycled couple next to similar bottles used to make them.

UpCycled sculptures

And last but not least, here's my Charles sculpture alongside my Up-cycled couple. Charles was made with an empty soy sauce glass bottle and I used 2 mini burned out halogen light bulbs to form his head. I love thinking of new things to make with items thought to be useless garbage. Hope you enjoyed seeing my Up-cycled work!

5 comments:

Meg said...

Very cute! I love that you are using what would be thrown out to make such wonderfully creative things.

Heather Powers said...

It's fun to see how what's underneath those cute characters. Love it!

Christine said...

Thank you, Meg & Heather!

Laura Bray said...

Very sweet. Your up-cycled work is perfect for today's world and you do a really nice job creating something no one else would think of.

Christine said...

Thanks, Laura!