Use of wood for Home Décor artwork
For wood workers, wood is one of the designable and versatile materials ever available for construction. Being renewable and relatively inexpensive, this has been used in furniture and home constructions from last thousand years. This has been majorly used in artwork and home décor. Unfortunately, excessive logging and deforestation have led to this once abundant resource scarcely available in the world. This turned to high cost of wood to use for functional material other than just use for usual artwork.
However, there are adverse effects of cutting down large amount of forests and leaving no greenery as alternative to it. Wood used for art work should be equalized with new trees planted. Reclaimed wood is used in abundance nowadays for home décor due to high rising costs and scarce availability. Wood designers have become so creative that artwork using reclaimed wood is becoming a successful niche market with art lovers commissioning designers to create unique pieces.
1. Reclaimed wood work of Hugo Franca
Hugo Franca was first working as employee as computer engineer, but learned wooden artwork for fifteen years as his new profession. This resulted in stunning furniture pieces made using leftover or burnt wood. He goes to Bahia every 45 days in search of reclaimed wood from forests of Bahia. His works have been exhibited at fairs and adorn the homes of collectors and magnates alike. Franca’s unique furniture pieces are showing that how supposed waste can be transformed artistic and functional pieces for display and home décor.
Wooden rainbow trout of Beth Anderson is a pretty piece of artwork. Although being simple, this is eye-catching and reclaimed wood that’s used is cut into pieces and stained with non-toxic milk paint. The various shades add a dash of color to the finished product, which fits best for reddish homes constructed near the seaside with similar colors matching.
3. Reclaimed wood art
Miss Olga Oreshyna is a Canadian artist who has much expertise and skills to give new look and stunning designs of wood artwork from reclaimed wood. Much passionate about woodworking, her pieces are perfect for adornment in commercial establishments like cafes and pubs and their decorations for domestic purposes. The colorful pieces are Oreshyna’s way of contributing to the environment by using reclaimed wood instead of cutting down trees for the material. The eco conscious artist creates pieces revolving around geometric themes, which have been high interest of viewers in many art galleries displays and major point of attention for the visitors.
4. Wall art made from reclaimed wood
Earth Art is the key identity which has used its professional hands for creating these stunning designs of reclaimed wooden pieces. The designers cut wood from fallen trees and sand them to get a smooth finish. Soy paint, which is non-toxic, is used to add vibrant color to the artwork, which can be hung above a bed or in the living room for a dramatic effect. What is unique is the inspiration drawn for the designs; the rings of the trees are basically used for giving the color to wooden pieces and creation of different wooden designs.
5. Artwork from yard waste and wood scraps
Reclaimed wood is used by Art studio CDek to design contemporary art pieces to suit the lovers of artwork and wood creations which are key attraction point in your homes. Yard debris and wood scrap is the source of the artists’ inspiration, which translates into pieces that are unique and beautiful. The item which has been shown in above photo has been made using 2,600 segments of chokecherry branches to create pretty circular patterns that would call it hard to be made from a waste wood due to their attractive designs.
6. Incredible sculptures out of old wood fences
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira uses old wood fences to create amazing sculptures. The installation artist attempts to design 3D pieces of 2D works. The patterns and color depict motion to bring live pieces that would otherwise have a flat appearance. Like his paintings, his woodworks feature plenty of movement, swirling shapes and colorful finishes.
7. Artist builds huge twisting structures using only recycled plywood shavings
Henrique Oliveira once again makes the list for his installation art depicting massive, swirling structures of reclaimed plywood. The pieces are reminiscent of huge roots bursting from the walls of the gallery to come alive. He drew inspiration for the twisting woodwork after chancing upon an old fence with peeling paint outside his studio in San Paulo. He then used layers of used plywood to create his large installation and painted them to give an illusion of smoothness.
8. Galloping recycled art made from recycled drift wood
Artist Heather Jansch has great experience to use recycled wood for her new wood art designs and high designs of creativity. The British sculptor’s pieces aren’t just unique but extremely life like as well. Check out this galloping horse created out of drift wood that she collects and combines with bronze to give her creations a unique touch. The noted sculptor is known for her life size artwork revolving mainly around horses. Other than reclaimed drift wood, Jansch also makes use of cork.
9. Beautiful 3D wooden sculptures made from discarded wood to stun you
Mikhail Gubin has ability to design three dimensional artworks using plywood, furniture parts and old wooden toys. The Russian American artist’s creations are almost whimsical in nature, reminding one of objects found in fantasy films. He brings live two dimensional objects with his 3D woodwork and his visionary sculptures have been showcased at over 30 solo exhibitions.
10. Diederick Kraaijeveld designs from waste wood to make fine art sculptures
Diederick Kraaijeveld likes to create new designs from use of reclaimed wood to create pieces like skulls, a wooden portrait and a pair of All Star Converse sneakers. Unlike other artists, Kraaijeveld doesn’t always use paint to finish off his work; he relies on the wood’s natural color instead. His pieces have been exhibited in countries like Switzerland, the UK and the UAE.
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