Exploring Sustainable Wall Art

Exploring Sustainable Wall Art

Exploring Sustainable Wall Art: Eco-friendly Materials & Designs


You want to get unique modern wall art, but you also want to help the environment and by extension, the planet. There are plenty of ways that you can do that. Here are some eco-friendly materials and designs that you can look at: 

Recycled Papers

Recycling is a great way to help the environment. People recycle paper and plastic to create a lot of new things. Artists like to draw or paint on this recycled paper, and the results are just as good as those that are on non-recycled paper. If you want to show that you are into sustainable art, you can look for these types of pieces in the marketplace. 

Artists can also recycle another type of material – cardboard. These can go to a lot of use rather than fill up landfills. 

Using Wood To Make Pieces

Wood is a great natural resource. Artists can use this to make a variety of things, including sculptures. They can even add to the sustainable part by planting trees in their area to make up for the wood that they use. That way, they can give back what they take.  Also, artists like to use reclaimed wood from places like old buildings, shipping pallets, or trees that have fallen. 

Weaving Tapestries With Natural Materials

People can use organic textiles, like cotton, hemp, and linen. These artists can create anything from mixed media pieces, tapestries, or even wall hangings. It’s an excellent way to blend both creativity and sustainability. There are a lot of different things that they can create with these and the results will look great in your home, especially if they are vibrantly colored. 

Repurposing Other Materials

There are a lot of things that can be salvaged. Some people like to make art from things that wash ashore on beaches, for example. They can create everything from sculptures to collages to ornaments with these items. While some artists like to use plastic, and it is a form of recycling or repurposing, the items they make are not biodegradable. As a result, they will be around for a long time and will be hard to dispose of properly short of recycling that plastic again in the future. 

Some artists even use natural materials, like making paint from rocks. That means that no chemicals are used to make the paint. But there are lines that should not be crossed. One particular artist had blocks of glacial ice flown from Greenland to London – which wound up adding to the carbon footprint rather than reducing it. 

Artists, by nature, tend to have more of a connection with the Earth. They want to take care of it and they can by using eco-friendly material. You, as the buyer, also help the artists by buying their artwork. That will allow them to continue making this sort of art. It will be a win-win situation for all involved – you will have art that you enjoy looking at and the planet will be better off in the long run.