Edvard Munch's "The Scream"
Mark Langan is an Ohio artist who has mastered the art of upcycling. For about five years, his focus has been giving used corrugated cardboard a new life as sculpture. His materials are about as simple (and green) as it gets: corrugated boxes, non-toxic glue, a razor knife, a cutting edge and mat.
While he acknowledges that he isn't making a dent in the waste stream, he hopes to inspire people to recycle, and we heartily agree with his assessment that, "It is something rather than nothing." We might add, it is something extraordinary.
The Daily Green is featuring his work, simply, because we think it's really cool. He often works on commission (as you can see from the company logos he's created) and you can see more or contact him at www.langanart.com.
Pictured here is his interpretation of Edvard Munch's famous, "The Scream." (larger size)
DK Trucking -- Before
Mark Langan was commissioned to create a Diamond K Trucking logo that recognizes the Scranton, Pa., parent company's business: waste paper recycling. He started with a few images supplied by employees, and sketched this design for transformation...
Diamond K Trucking -- After
"Last April, the students held am Eco-Friendly event that was the first and largest of its kind for Ohio," Langan said. "It drew in a huge crowd and with the sponsorship raised funds needed to construct the nation's first LEED certified classroom. I will be participating again this year and will bring some of my new creations to show."