Innovative Way of Creating with Recycled Objects

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Rashad Alakbarov “Paints” with Shadows and Light.

It is common for us to see furniture or decor pieces that are renewed, reused, upcycled, recycled, refurbished or repurposed. Usually it involves a piece of furniture that has been painted or distressed or altered for another function. A popular repurposing project that we’ve noticed over the last couple of years has been to refashion cabinets or sideboards into bathroom vanities.  One of my favorites was a heavily carved door that had been painted and repurposed as a dining table top. It was beautiful.

And recently I came across a photo that illustrates yet another imaginative way to reuse recycled materials that I have never seen before, and just had to share. It’s just amazing to me that some people are this creative. I hope you enjoy this artist’s paintings as much as I did.

Artist Rashad Alakbarov paints with shadows and lights. Using suspended translucent objects and other found materials, he creates these stunning wall “paintings”, by casting shadows with directed light. It would be wonderful to see these in person. Lucky Londoners were able to see the stunning light painting above, made with an array of colored airplanes, on display at Phillips de Pury gallery.

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Perhaps you will find inspiration from his art to create something similar at your home – all you need is one or two lamps,  some items from your kitchen or office, quite an imagination and an extraordinary amount of time.

As always, we hope that you enjoy this post, and if you have photos of pieces that you have upcycled or repurposed that you would like to share, we would love to see them.

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