Turn Your Trash Into TreasureRipCycle - Unbelievable Art Contest

The Winners!

AND THE WINNER IS…

Large portrait of Taylor Swift made from 17,625 gum balls by artist Rob Surette.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Portrait of Taylor Swift made from 17,625 gum balls by artist Rob Surette

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SECOND PLACE

Scrap Metal Sculpture made out of parts from three engines and scrap metal by artist Tyler.

THIRD PLACE

Pair of Boxers Painted from Ground Slippers by Alger Guevarra.

FOURTH PLACE

Cog & Sequin Skull made from a wire frame shaped by hand, then hand stitched with gold color thread, various watch parts, watch faces, cogs, hands, and gears over the skull mixed with old sequins by Sharon Mines.

FIFTH PLACE

Albino peacock created using only plastic bottles for the body form and then feathered using spoons that were slightly manipulated to fit each area by Taylor Armentrout.


What is RipCycled?

RipCycled is unbelievable art made from everyday, recycled objects. In other words – upcycled art with a Ripley’s twist!

From May 29, 2015 – Sept. 10, 2015 we had over 130 submissions. We have narrowed it down to 25 finalists and we need YOU to vote for your favorite!

THE WINNERS WILL BE FEATURED RIPLEY’S!

Each winner’s art will become part of the Ripley’s Collection and put on permanent display at one of our world famous Ripley Odditoriums.
OVER $5,000 IN CASH PRIZES.

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1ST: $2,000 + Feature in our Book & Cartoon

2ND: $1,500 + Feature in our Cartoon

3RD: $1,000

4TH: $500

5TH: $100


TOP 25 FINALISTS

DEEP SEA ANGLER

This Deep Sea Angler Fish is made with recycled objects and energy efficient lighting. It stands 5 feet tall with base, 4 feet wide and 5 feet long. This Deep Sea Angler Fish is made with recycled objects and energy efficient lighting. It stands 5 feet tall with base, 4 feet wide and 5 feet long.

Bottle Cap Dolphin

Dolphin from painted beer caps. Dolphin from painted beer caps.

HUMMINGBIRDS

The base is a vintage oil can filled with barbed wire and resin. The birds are made from old spoons, knives, nuts and bolts, The flowers are inert 7.62 full metal jacket bullets, and the stalk is scrap stainless steel covered in weld. The base is a vintage oil can filled with barbed wire and resin. The birds are made from old spoons, knives, nuts and bolts, The flowers are inert 7.62 full metal jacket bullets, and the stalk is scrap stainless steel covered in weld.

BOXERS

Made from an old slipper ground into a powder then painted onto canvas. Made from an old slipper ground into a powder then painted onto canvas.

PAUL BUNYAN CARVED MARBLE

Paul Bunyan scene hand carved from an old marble bar top. Paul Bunyan scene hand carved from an old marble bar top.

BOTTLE CAP SALMON

Steelhead Salmon from mixed beer caps. Steelhead Salmon from mixed beer caps.

TAYLOR SWIFT GUMBALL

Large portrait pf Taylor Swift made from 17,625 gum balls. VIDEO Large portrait pf Taylor Swift made from 17,625 gum balls.

VIPER FISH

Loose Jaw Fish made with scrap metal and energy efficient lights. Loose Jaw Fish made with scrap metal and energy efficient lights.

ALBINO PEACOCK

Albino peacock created using only plastic bottles for the body form and then feathered using spoons that were slightly manipulated to fit each area. Albino peacock created using only plastic bottles for the body form and then feathered using spoons that were slightly manipulated to fit each area.

BOTTLE CAP GROUPER

Grouper from Yuengling beer caps. Grouper from Yuengling beer caps.

RODENT BONE PENDANT

Made from small rodent bones arranged in a recycled watch case and finished with jewelry findings to create a wearable art pendant. Made from small rodent bones arranged in a recycled watch case and finished with jewelry findings to create a wearable art pendant.

SLIPPER PAINTING

Made from an old slipper ground into a powder then painted onto canvas. Made from an old slipper ground into a powder then painted onto canvas.

BOTTLE CAP ALLIGATOR

Alligator from mixed beer caps. Alligator from mixed beer caps.

COG & SEQUIN SKULL

Skull is made from a wire frame shaped by hand, then hand stitched with gold color thread, various watch parts, watch faces, cogs, hands, and gears over the skull mixed with old sequins. Skull is made from a wire frame shaped by hand, then hand stitched with gold color thread, various watch parts, watch faces, cogs, hands, and gears over the skull mixed with old sequins.

PENNY DRAGON

Made from pennies, crushed glass, taxidermy glass eyes, and mirror glass. Made from pennies, crushed glass, taxidermy glass eyes, and mirror glass.

BOTTLE CAP TARPON

Tarpon from Natural Ice beer caps. Tarpon from Natural Ice beer caps.

BLUE PEACOCK

A peacock made entirely of cap bottles and wires, with bright colored glass painting its silhouette. A peacock made entirely of cap bottles and wires, with bright colored glass painting its silhouette.

RODENT BONE SCULPTURE

Image of a couple holding hands is made entirely from tiny rodent bones extracted from owl pellets, arranged and glued to a field of black suede. Image of a couple holding hands is made entirely from tiny rodent bones extracted from owl pellets, arranged and glued to a field of black suede.

BOTTLE CAP MARLIN

Marlin from Miller Lite beer caps. Marlin from Miller Lite beer caps.

DUCT TAPE JIMI HENDRIX

Jimi Hendrix made from duct tape. jimihendrix

DOG HAIR SCULPTURE

Miniature Schnauzer Sculpture with Real Dog Hair is a 19.5 inches tall sculpture made with paper mache and covered with real dog hair. Miniature Schnauzer Sculpture with Real Dog Hair is a 19.5 inches tall sculpture made with paper mache and covered with real dog hair.

HAND CARVED MARBLE – JESUS VS. DEVIL

Hand carved piece of marble pulled out of a dumpster. Hand carved piece of marble pulled out of a dumpster.

BOTTLE CAP GROUPER

Grouper from Bud Light beer caps. Grouper from Bud Light beer caps.

SCRAP METAL SCULPTURE

This piece is made out of parts from three scrap engines and other pieces of scrap metal. This piece is made out of parts from three scrap engines and other pieces of scrap metal.

GIANT SQUID

Squid made with scrap metal and energy efficient lights. Squid made with scrap metal and energy efficient lights.