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Recycled Soda Can Rose by Christine-Eige Recycled Soda Can Rose by Christine-Eige
The idea behind my artwork is a little deeper than some are willing to look. My work is ultimately a critique on the way that we, as a culture and society, interact with our planet. my work is make from littered cans, thus driving my meaning home. Though some might call my work "pretty", it really tricks massive culture. my work is a criticism of our actions. if we continue to behave this way, this might be all we have left.
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1. I've never seen a rose that filled me with the joy and admiration this one does. I love the use of recycables here.
1a. No, I'm not a 'landfill' nor make metal ...but I do recycle and occasionally drink Coke. A friend drinks Mountain Dew.
1b. I also enjoy flowers, photos, messages they hold, and rocks.

2. The first thing that caught my eye was not the rose itself, though it's extremely well done - but first I saw the 'recycle circle' on its green stem. Such strategic placement shows so much attentiveness to both medium and message I am delighted by your skill.

3. The Coke-rose itself also shows you know more about roses than many do. A good rose isn't that easy to make, but you made it look easy. I used to embroider roses and realize the detail needed to make one look realistic. You get full scores for that too.

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How on earth can used pop cans look like a rose cast aside on rocks? Give the cans to you first, let you loose with your imaginative talent, your skills with a camera, setting, lighting and then take you to a recycling center when you're done. :+fav:
I'm only sorry I was so impressed I read no questions you might have asked in regards a critique. I hope I answered any there may be.
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Talking about recycling! Thats amazing! I never even thought this could be done to a soda can! This makes me want to cut things up and paste them together in a more interesting way then they originally were(... dont worry i wont do it to living things). This seriously one of the most interesting things Ive ever seen!


This is done so well. I mean look at the flower petals (petals - metals XD) that is so amazing. This will really make me look at the world differently. And at the word "recycle".


The first thing that caught my eye were the green leaves under the red petals. They were cut out so well! The shap and curl they have is just perfect: It gives them an organic feel, but does not destroy the metal appearence of the flower. Plus the colour of the mountain dew can is just perfect with the red of the coke can.

The last thing that i really love is how you took the picture with the "Recycle" logo facing the viewer. Thats a very nice detail.

It never even occured to me that something that seems to be so insignificant as trash can be a turned into an artpiece. This shows you have the mind of a great artist.

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Nikolaj Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be a poor substitute for the real rose indeed. Nevertheles, it's very pretty and well done.
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Zeldafan14m Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
alright....how did you do that? How did you keep the pieces together?

Your roses look like they were designed in a factory compared to mine :P
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JoyBundle012 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
WOW!! :O just...wow
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FrockTarts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You work has been feature here! [link] :heart:
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CreationsByJessie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
That's awesome!
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Child-of-Minerva Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You used Mtn Dew and Coca Cola cans. :)
O.o is it bad that I know that?

Amazing job! I feel the same way.
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Emoeba Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Very well made... what did you do to attach all the little parts? Glue? Or are they just folded around each other?
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coffeenoir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here!!! [link] :iconyeeplz:
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midorichilde Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You should sell these. :3
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ToriNoNeko Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I love this, its pretty great, also the idea behind its pretty cool, i think that putting it in a dry scenne can exalt the idea :D
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maraqua90210 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really neat... I see wht you're getting at with this piece. Idon't see much of the urbanization going on in the world where I live (I'm in a fairly rural area...) but when I visited new york, I really got a taste of what it all is like... I have to say, I do see this as beautiful, and it is. You're really good at crafting things and it does make for interesting art. I think that things like this could make a difference, if people are willing to look past what their eyes tell them. Looking at this, it just reminds me of how much we're vearing away from natrual beauties, waht living things add to the world... Great piece!
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WindyHaven Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
This is so cool! :la:
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Fuzzy-Fluffy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About the most artful recycling project I've seen is some alien sculpture on the side of the interstate...and though a good idea, I can't say I care too much for them.

This, however, is gorgeous! And the material is so common, too. I wonder if I could ever do something as polished as this.
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Excellent - well done
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
thanks so much!
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
A pleasure - you are producing great work
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MizzSamantha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
The over all message of this flower is so powerful that you can't help but love it. The soda can being metal can be thought of as a powerful medium and then turning it into what is veiw as delicate is such an amazing idea. The first thing that really grabbed my attention is the white wording on the red petals, it was eye catching. I wish i could come up with a more helpful constructive comment but I can't Sorry.

#GimmeFeedback!!
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TenshinoOokami Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional
This is not only an incredible piece of art but also a great shot. The way the world is becoming is quite sickening, and a future where all the beauty in the world is metallic and cold is a frightening possibility. However, this piece seems to show that despite the origins of it's ingredients, trash can be turned to beauty. As a commentary on how we are though, this clearly depicts what society (and big business) see as "beautiful." Idea for your next piece? An aluminum flower that has been rusted, possibly surrounded by dead plants :) Very nice work.
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MonKeyKeyKey Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
woow))
awesome!!!
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
thank you!!! <3
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FancyFran Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice, if you would tell me how you did it, please tell.
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
thanks! How do I do it? Carefully!
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sazzieh Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Amazing concept and very well carried off!
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
thank you so much!
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manjakit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
i first thought it was a real flower xD
i really like it and the concept of it (if there is, and i think it meens to take more care of the world)
i wish i could make a thing like that ^^
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Ardilio Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
recycling = better world :D, I RLY WANT TO DO THIS :3
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
thanks so much!
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sammydeedge Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I really liked this a technical piece, that is gorgeous with a really powerful message. Its a simple object, its just its intricate and it represents so much mor than it is by itself
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darkjon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have nothing but good things to say about this. You have one amazingly artistic touch to pull this off. Both the concept and the design are ingenious and the flower looks so nice! Using the right background was a great touch as well. =D

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Spicy-Noodle-Ghost Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very creative, everything about this is amazing
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
thank you!
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DMONTE0270 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
This is amazing! A eco-friendly loving amazing work! This is very creative as well! I love how you took the picture outside in like a garden/plant setting!
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clownorius Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I think that`s a really nice idea but for more impact a better camera shot would be lovely:)
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I have many views and shots of this piece... this is just one angle. Please check them out. :)
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clownorius Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
oh okay . i didn`t see ;D I will !
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
a stylish and ingenious solution! however i'd like to see the 'top' angle on the flower as well.
have you done other roses? other flowers?
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Gorblitz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
What an ingenious use of an aluminum can. I saw a guy who made WWI biplanes out of cans and they looked like a craft project. Yours looks like art.
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
i CANNOT tell you how much that means to me.
i get that ALL the time "oh, once i saw someone who made planes out of cans - JUST like your work"

to be honest, when i first started reading your comment i went... "oh boy, here we go again"... i really do appreciate that you take my work as something more meaningful. it really puts a smile on my face.
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SinginPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah that is so cool!
EPIC.
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
thank you!!
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Frankie3000 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
teach me please!!!!:((:((:((:((
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Ludjia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:icongimmefeedback: This is a wonderful piece of art and a very clever use of materials, it really brings out the message of r ecycling, especially good is the recycle mark showing on the stem. I have not experience with metalwork like this, so today i am going to give you feedback on the composition of the photograph. To better show off your rose model, think about the composition of the image, especially the rule of thirds can be effective. because you are showing off a 3d work you have done, multiple angles combined into one image would be more descriptive, but could still hold the sort of nature rock and plants that you have in the background.
To put focus on your rose, try to make the background blurry. you can do this by having someone hold the rose for you far infront of the background and take a picture zoomed onto the metal flower. You will still have the nice colour and feel of the background, but the focus will immidetadly be drawn to the flower, and it would look better to the eyes. it would also be interesting to see a view from the top. if you do take multiple views, it is easier for people to see them in one picture rather than go throug a gallery, even if it does take more work, it pays off in the end I think.
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
i PROMISE to reply to this fully when i wake up in the morning (im about to go to bed), but i just thought i would leave this here:

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Tinocca Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen such and original flower!
I love the concept of recycling and the postitive message it gives!
Well Done!
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
thank you so much! <3
I'm glad you like it!
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BittersweetObsession Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   General Artist
Great photo! :)
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
thank you so much!
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JiraiyasStudent Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous and absolutely stunning! I can't stop looking at it! The entire piece is breathtaking and I'm sure it took you a lot of time to create it. I must say, the hard work paid off. And reading in your artist comments, as well as seeing, that it's made from soda cans is another huge plus and makes it even more enjoyable. :heart:
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
sorry for the LATE response, but ive been away! thank you so much for the thoughtful comment! i really do appreciate it, and im really glad you like this piece!! <3
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JiraiyasStudent Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay, I understand. :) You're very welcome. ^^
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