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Crab - Recycleart Sculpture Gallery and Studio

Nathan Nicholls is the artist behind the Recycleart Sculpture Garden and Studio. An artist of many talents, Nathan Nicholls, is a sculptor, photographer, and poet! He is a self-taught Master Welder and a member of the Main Artists Guild. Nathan creates his artwork out of a love for creating and to encourage others to repurpose instead of always just throwing things out.

Venus Flytraps - Recycleart Sculpture Gallery and Studio

All of his sculptures are made from found objects that he then welds together. While he will sometimes paint a piece if it will enhance it’s likeness to what the sculpture is of, most often he prefers the aged look of the natural patinas and rust of the objects he is using. In keeping with that, he also chooses to not smooth out his welds, as he feels their roughness adds a textural interest to the pieces and compliments the natural patinas of the metals.

The Recycleart Sculpture Gallery and Studio can be found at Nathan’s home/gallery in Waldoboro, Maine. However, his work may also be found in a number of galleries and business in the area. If you are interested in learning more about Nathan’s work or visiting the Recycleart Sculpture Gallery and Studio, you can find out more at his Facebook page and website. Here are the links.


Do you love the seaside? If so, then I am sure you’ll love this next featured artist! Seaside Home Accents based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Drift wood lamp by Seaside Home Accents

The artist behind Seaside Home Accents is Allison Wiberg. For 10 years, she worked in her family’s lampshade manufacturing plant before she decided to go out on her own. Allison loves the beauty of the natural world and so, like many artists, she finds her inspiration looking at nature. Seaside Home Accents currently has three lines of products: driftwood lamps, tea light holders, and seed paper art cards (paper used to make the cards contain seeds in them so if planted the cards will grow).

Drift wood tea light holders by Seaside Home Accents

Much of the material she uses, Allison finds and collects herself while enjoying the outdoors with her children. What material she doesn’t find herself, she purchases as locally as possible.

If you would like to learn more about Seaside Home Accents here’s where you can find them!:


1,000 Steampunk Creations by Dr. Grymm


If you enjoy Steampunk and creating repurposed artwork, this is a book that you really should add to your reference library (it’s certainly on my reference library wishlist!).  I’ve looked at a lot of books about Steampunk art and this is without a doubt my favorite.  It spans all kinds of artwork from the traditional arts of painting, drawing, sculpture, etc. to fashion (both everyday Steampunk and more theatrical), jewelry, and accessories, as well as, showing a Steampunk spin on home decor. There really doesn’t seem to be any category of the visual arts left out. It’s a great conceptual inspiration book when pondering the unusual reuse objects and bits-and-bobs that might otherwise just get tossed out. Just remember, as with any time when you get inspiration from another artist, be inspired by their work but do not copy!

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