Unique ArtWorks Made from Recycled Clothes

Guerra de la Paz is the composite name that represents the creative team efforts of Cuban artists, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz who live and work in Miami, Florida. Gaining access to an overabundance of discarded clothing, they used clothes as their main unconventional materials to produce a series of beautiful and inspiring recycled art which are shown below. They create work with a universal message. Using recycled clothes as their medium and the guidance of the unrelenting amounts of information that fuels today's mass conciousness and it's subversive parallels.

Recycled LampShades

Dressing soda tabs each row with a ROYGBIV paint scheme


Cut assorted fabric remnants into long strips and then tie them in alternating layers around the perimeter of a metal lampshade frame

Denim scraps can be sewn together for a weathered lampshade

Fitting metal soda can tabs together like puzzle pieces will yield a slick-looking shade with a slightly industrial edge

Old picture slides, photo negatives lampshade

Pastel- and neon-coated ping-pong balls will shine new light on your design possibilities.

Rolled-up or coiled magazine pages make a surprisingly attractive lampshade

Venture down the road less traveled with a handmade map lampshade

X-ray film lampshade

Defective fluorescent lampshade

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