Here is a collection of art work that just breaths new life into old clothing. Exactly what we like to see! Creativity in the re-use of everyday items makes a statement out of the overabundance of waste. Check out what these sculptures have to say and be inspired, go create now! Then send us in some pictures of your masterpiece!
Sourcing their materials from the waste bins of second-hand goods in Miami, Guerra De La Paz make their sculptures from the discarded items of daily life. Guerra De La Paz, a collaboration between two artists, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz don’t see trash in the waste bins, but an opportunity for artistic beauty and expression.
The ongoing collaboration has grown by way of experimentation and constant dialog, combining two contrastive personalities to form a single entity with a visual language that conveys a universal message referencing the many different dimensions of the human experience.
It’s a cross-cultural look at the general consensus of the day using iconic imagery with a complexity of identities. “We’re visually stimulated by our immediate surroundings. Our neighborhood has been the catalyst for much of our work – A paradox where gritty industrial warehouses cohabitate with lush tropical vegetation. The ever-present evidence of erosion guarantees that nothing stays new for long and exposes a sense of impermanence that encourages our own bucolic approach, to collect and reuse discarded materials.” -Guerra de la Paz
A giant mound of clothing, Nine, is a collection of prom dresses, Christmas sweaters, and a swell of different fads all bearing down with the weight of a civilization and its disowned memories. Beneath the mass can be seen the feet of nine people supporting the load, a testimony to the strength and value of community.
Alain remarks, “Not everything is beautiful. Not everything is dark. There are both. We’re two different personalities. Our names are war and peace. Our work explores what brings tranquility and what brings unrest.”