Guest Blog: Indie is the new Green by Jessica Gonacha – Found Art

by guest contributor Jessica Gonacha

I really love things made out of found/recycled objects. For some reason,  I don’t really make things out of objects I find myself though, and I’m not really sure why that is. So, to inspire both you and me, here are some amazing links I found of people making things out of found objects that will blow your mind.


1. Dick & Jane’s Spot in Ellensburg, WA

2. Found Object disco (solar-powered, too)


3. Sweetbird Studio – found object mixed media artwork

4. Found object windchime from blingaling’s flickr photostream


5. Found object sculpture – visually derived from a handbag from thebristolkid’s flickr photostream

6. 310 to Yuma necklace by Etsy seller ATHD


7. Bruce Gray – Tricycle found object sculpture

8. And last, but certainly not least, Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens and the Folk Art Chapel. I’ve seen this in person (located in Summerville, GA) and it is truly incredible.

Hope you’re all inspired to go dumpster diving now and make some gorgeous works of art (or maybe your own solar powered disco)!

GREEN CHALLENGE: make a found object sculpture, of course! Post your works of art to the Indie is the New Green flickr group.

About the contributor: Jessica Gonacha is an artist from Atlanta, Georgia who is endlessly creating. Her work includes paintings, drawings, illustrations, and paper goods and is vibrant, colorful, and charming. Her work can be found on her site, in her Etsy shop and in the Indie Fixx Shop. You can also read more about Jessica and her work on her blog.