Scrap Ecology: Botanical Sculpture

December 23, 2011 by

Experimenting in his Brooklyn Gowanus neighborhood, designer/artisan Daniel Goers has created Scrap Ecology, a collection of design objects and sculptures created from wood scraps and other found materials, each containing a living component rendering them simultaneously as art, furniture, and ecological habitats.

I particularly love the variegated textures and colors of the vertical gardens made from old wood and the hanging combo lights and vases created from repurposed glass containers.

Goers’s projects, according to the eco-crafter, aim to “rearrange the raw materials of our urban and natural environments into objects with new meaning and purpose.”

Scrap Ecology materials include abandoned shipping pallets from Red Hook, wood cutoffs from carpentry projects, recycled product packaging, discarded architectural samples, and foraged specimens from Prospect Park and the mountains of Harriman State Park.



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  3. camille van sant said:

    Very inspirational! You can’t weather wood like that with chemicals, it takes time. Beautiful…

    — May 23, 2012 @ 17:21

  4. Charlotte said:

    No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.

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