My creative medium shifted from abstract painting to working as an environmental artist, as a result of an artistic accident during the mid 1990's. I was collecting driftwood, on a remote Victorian Coastline, with the intention of making furniture and stumbled upon vast amounts of plastic ocean debris...Since then - for approximately 10 years, I scoured Australian beaches for found objects, much of which I found as washed up 'ocean litter'...making this art is a way of sharing my message for the need to care for our environment with a broad audience.John leverages the subtle colors found in nature and in man-made debris to create sublime abstract works of art.
Recycled and Environmental Art of John Dahlsen
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John Dahlsen is an Australian environmental artist who started as a painter and stumbled into creating recycled art by accident. Here's a brief description from his artist's statement:
Despite the common objects Dahlsen uses , his works are full of sensations… Personally I’ve seen each work in its wholeness forgetting its composition .
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