In this volume of magical images and suspenseful stories, Chris Spollen and Avi Gvili masterfully transform objects from our everyday surroundings into works of art and imagination, inhabiting our world with incredible, other worldly beings and machines, and transforming the way we think about discarded material from one of forgotten refuse to fantastic recyclables. What is ordinarily thrown away and disregarded takes on new meaning. The Art of Recycling is a book that shows how art and conservation can be the same magnificent thing!
Over the past thirty years in his role as an award-winning illustrator, Chris Spollen’s work has evolved from working with the then, traditional materials on paper, to his current love for creating evocative, expansive digital mixed media projects, along with scouring locales for found objects that find their way into three dimensional sculptures that reflect his love for space, steamship punk and the sea.
His client list is a broad spectrum of nationally known publications such as Boy’s Life, McGraw Hill and Penthouse. He is regularly featured in illustration industry annuals such as Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and Society of Illustration Annuals and self published collections such as Aprodisia One and Two.
Spollen’s work has been the subject of one-man shows at the Staten Island Museum, the Society of Illustrators, and was most recently included in the acclaimed Robot show at the Norman Rockwell Museum. He is also represented in numerous juried group exhibitions.