Artist Wendy Gold runs a business called ImagineNations that does nothing except for the artistic repurposing of vintage globes– she decoupages images, words, and colors onto vintage globes to produce creative worlds on a familiar object. From her website:
ImagineNations are whimsical worlds, decoupaged by hand with recycled materials on vintage globes. Each work of art is a one of a kind, custom designed, creation. Add some color and spirit to your world…
All ImagineNations are handmade to order on vintage globes. Remember, they’ve all had prior lives, so expect to see some “character.” Also, because of their age, many of the globes are no longer geographically accurate.
Beautiful, clever, and unpretentious vintage upcycling. I usually dislike a mix of the words “vintage,” “art,” and “upcycling,” but this is really a wonderful way to re-appropriate a (fairly) everyday object. [Via My Modern Met.]