This blog is mostly about upcycle design. But there’s another way to use upcycling and that’s by creating art. It’s amazing to see what artists do with discarded objects and waste. Over the years a nice collection has been formed here on upcycleDZINE showing art. Have a look at Wisdom by Sayaka Ganz and Fluid Glass Movements by Michael Allison. Just two examples of inspiring creations that make us aware of the objects we usually throw away and still have beauty.
Wall sculptures that tell a story
I know that art isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. Art is sometimes difficult to understand, although that isn’t necessary. And that’s why upcycling is so interesting, it’s recognisable and fun. Usually upcycle design is fascinating because one recognises the upcycled material or object and the story it tells.
And it isn’t any different regarding upcycle art. It’s often one big fun exercise in recognising all the different discarded items. And today’s featured art is another great addition to this blog’s art section. I’m talking about amazing Wall Sculptures by ScoobaFish, founded by artist and designer Maurizio Sergiusti, based in Budoni, Sardinia | Italy.
Maurizio grew up in an artistic family and followed his mother’s footsteps in art. His passion for the sea and nature has pushed him to discover remote places away from usual touristic routes and in one of those places his inspiration was born. His inborn creativity and mix of techniques complete the rest.
Maurizio uses objects washed up on our beautiful sandy beaches and rubbish dumped along the roadside, and turns them into art. He transforms these objects and gives them a second life by upcycling them into a range of artworks that range from wall sculptures and lamps to lettering, characters and portraits.
“This is my way of trying to clear up the world. I place great faith in your appreciation of this beauty and philosophy.”
A nice aspect of his art is that he only makes one copy. That is why it’s a unique piece that you will not find anywhere in the world. He wants his artworks to go somewhere else and to be loved.
Photos © ScoobaFish
He is a firm believer that a cleaner world is better and therefore wants to reuse objects that have a past. Maurizio: “Who knows who used these objects before, and where these objects came from? Who knows…”