Thursday, April 23, 2015

Magic from Electronic Trash

Our society discards a lot of electronics, as they are rendered obsolete almost every day, but artists like Julie Alice Chappell, based in the UK, are there to pick up the pieces and turn them into beautiful recycled art.

In her case, she turns old computer circuit boards and electronics into beautiful winged insects in a series called “Computer Component Bugs.”

 “With all their tiny components, complex circuitry and bright metallic colours I cannot help but compare them to the detailed patterns we see when we look at nature up close,” Chappell wrote in an article on “I view the miniature circuit boards with the same curiosity and amazement as I view the natural world.

Chappell is an environmentally minded artist as well – she says her work transforms “discarded and often environmentally dangerous materials to create something new and precious, keeping the art sympathetic to current environmental issues whilst developing an original making process.

If you like her work, check out her Etsy, where she sells her beautiful winged creations! I checked this morning, and it looks like she's sold out. But, keep the link around and check back!

... now go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´♥ Tristan


Unknown said...

very cool!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

I love art made from discarded items. These bugs are amazing! Thank you very much for sharing, Tristan!

Proxxon Tools said...

way cool

Createology said...

Thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful artists work. Creative Bug Bliss...

Karena said...

Tristan these are stunning!! Art is everywhere!! I am also going to read your review on "Warhorse"

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Leslie said...

I am commenting, even though there are bugs on this page. That's how much I like you.
Leslie, in Hiawatha.

peggy gatto said...

these are just stunning! So delicate, love the idea, thanks for posting!!

janet s. said...

Tristan, you are my art find the most compelling things to share!