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What is eco-assemblage art?
It’s ecologically-minded art created from an assemblage of odds and ends. From bits of nature, reused and recycled materials, unwanted and broken scraps. From things collected for no other reason than that they reach out, touch the soul of the artist, and plead to be made use of. Art that, by creating beauty from what has been discarded, demonstrates environmental consciousness and an inspired adherence to the universal law “Thou shalt not waste!”

Other names that you may encounter to describe this type of phenomenon are "trash to treasure" and "upcycling" and "objet trouvé". It all has the same flavor of being environmentally conscious/friendly.

Earthstar Arts are individually handcrafted 2D and 3D works of eco-assemblage art that use rescued or recycled materials. Fallen branches, beachfront stones, discarded scraps of fur, outgrown toys, pieces of broken jewelry and hardware, patches of carpeting, snippets of multicolored wire, remnants of cloth, thread, cord, and yarn...many a strange and wonderful thing has found its way into a work of Earthstar art.

In the past, Earthstar Arts have sold mainly through local brick-&-mortar outlets. And to be honest, we’re nearly sold out at the moment. But stay tuned, because we’re gearing up to produce a new batch of unique pieces. When they’re ready, you’ll see them pictured here.

Earthstar Arts Gallery
Click here to see what’s already available, and check back periodically for further additions.

Special Invitation
Are you a pack rat who saves useless things because “there’s gotta be something I can do with this”? Are you an amateur artist who uses the things you collect to create assemblage art as a hobby...for the love of it? Do you have a few arts/crafts pieces you’d like to offer for sale?

If you'd like to explore the possibility of being an Earthstar Arts Affiliate, please email us.

ADDED during June

* Abiding Blog shared thoughts on the difference betwen inter & intra.
* Adding Insult unpacked a photo bomb.
* Aphorisms & Memes added only 4 quotes from Twigs of a Family Tree & the rooms of recovery (as there's no Baha'i Holy Days in June). Start at June 4.  (#PleaseStealThese)
* In AniME, #grandMya got into illusion & glam.
* And the Portals Quilt sewed a new purple panel.
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* Go ahead & use our Meme graphics & hashtags in your own social media.
* And watch the 2019 list for another batch in July.

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F E A T U R E D   I T E M S

FEATURE 1
TWIGS OF A FAMILY TREE
speaks to everyone who yearns to hold meaningful conversations--with others or internally--about our society's biggest "forbidden" topics: politics, race, religion, and sex. It speaks of struggle and growth, craving and recovery, chasms and bridges, crisis and victory, love and faith. It speaks our truth.

Order here or here
or ask at the Baha'i Temple bookshop in Wilmette, IL.


FEATURE 2
SCALE MAIL ORNAMENTS

These colorful and exquisite flowers and stars are
great decorations and gifts for

Birthdays. including the
Twin Birthdays, as well as
Holy Day celebrations
in any Faith and special events/anniversaries in any family or community.

Find this handcrafted item
here.


Remember, you can use PAYPAL
for many of our products.


What You Say...

...re Twigs of a Family Tree
  Congratulations on the completion of such a milestone project, Lucki.
-- Keith Hamilton Cobb, NY

  [Give] this book to someone who is struggling with a spiritual quest, with addiction, or with personal trauma...using it to spark honest, deep discussions....
-- Claire Kuhl, SC

...re Gallifreyan Patches
   I own a patch...It looks great!...I think they're all fantastic.
-- Loren Sherman, MA

  Looks great. I really appreciate the thought you put into it. It's perfect.
-- Vivian Alvarez, GA

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