Colorful EcoFriendly and Environmentally Responsible Folk Art

By Deane V Bowers

Charleston, South Carolina 

Ecofriendly and Environmentally Responsible Folk Art created from reclaimed and salvaged materials.

Environmental Folk Art by Deane V Bowers

Using abandoned, fragmented and street worn materials collected from the streets of Charleston, SC, Deane's Environmental Folk Art is created almost solely from reclaimed, rescued and recycled items. Through detailed layering in a graphic medley and highlighted with bold, vibrant colors, each piece is an imaginative balance of industry and art.

Found Objects

Every scrap of material was useless on its own. The twisted nails and broken metal pieces display a roughness and a rawness. But Deane brings these items together in an eclectic, colorful way using bold colors to contrast and highlight their original dullness.

Reclaimed and Salvaged Material

In working with these repurposed items, Deane gives them an artistic relevance that is completely different from their original purpose. Her joy comes from finding each individual artifact and unleashing its potential by assembling unrelated elements into a cohesive whole.

Found Objects

There is creative value and artistic relevance in even the most street worn, discarded materials. Deane's joy is in finding each individual artifact and and unleashing its potential by assembling unrelated elements into a cohesive whole.

Celebrating the most ordinary items

By giving ordinary items artistic relevance, Deane brings out the best in these things and celebrates their flaws and imperfections as their greatest features. The rusted, street worn items used are constant reminders that even the most imperfect things have value.  Deane hopes her Art will encourage others to embrace and celebrate their own imperfections and shortcomings and see them as beautiful, unique qualities that make them who they are! 

Be sure and view all of Deane's Collections

As an Artist, Deane's creative process is guided by two principles. First and most importantly, produce Art that makes people happy. Second, strive to be an Environmentally Responsible Artist whose work has a positive impact on the Environment. Please check out all of her collections to see more happy, Ecofriendly Folk Art! Feel free to contact her at She would love to hear from you! 

Other Collections

Fish Art

These colorful Fish pieces are made from vibrant paper collage, broken wire, old coat hangers, nails, bottle caps, pull tabs and metal pieces and are up cycled perfection! 

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This playful collection honors the wonderful memories of Summer Camp. For those who have experienced the joy, the friendships and the positive influence Camp provides, these pieces will strike a chord. 

Deane spent her childhood summers attending an all girls camp in Western North Carolina. This Camp was located at the foot of a majestic bald face mountain , affectionately nicknamed "Old Bald." Campers lived in rustic cabins situated by the side of a beautiful lake and it was truly heaven on earth. 

These pieces are specific to Deane's Camp, but she can customize similar creations personalized just for you, your camp or your school.

Created from cardboard, salvaged wood, old cans, metal, wire and various reclaimed items, there is something for everyone in this Collection. Notecards, paintings, ornaments and cabins are just a few of the pieces available.

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Bird Art

Who doesn't love Birds?! The brightness of these pieces is their hallmark, but texture is just important thanks to the Found Objects creatively reused. 

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Flower Paintings

If you like Flowers, you will love these whimsical, lighthearted and enchanting paintings. Deane's deliberate use of color is always an inspiration. 

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Hearts can be made of anything and can be found anywhere. They can be created from the most ordinary items like wood, paper, metal and wire. As long as there are HEARTS, there will always be LOVE! 

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Guitars and Banjos

This collection is for all the music lovers out there. Whether you are a Rock Star or not, these Guitars and Banjos will make you feel like the King (or Queen) of Rock and Roll.

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Blog posts

Monday is Trash Day

Monday is Trash Day

Around here, Monday is trash day. Monday is also my internal trash day, when I tend to be hardest on myself and give myself the least amount of self love. One antidote to this negative mindset is making art. Getting paint all over my hands, feeling the rough metal and holding the street worn nails; it's a connection to these materials that pulls me out of the Monday Blues and back to a reality that is rich with blessings. My paints, paint brushes and Found Objects pull me back to a happy place where self satisfaction and self love exist, free of anxiety and self doubt.
Finding Goodness in Found Objects

Finding Goodness in Found Objects

Although the fragmented, rusted materials I create with may apprear worthless and insignificant, they are a symbol of faith and hope and are an incentive to find goodness and celebrate new beginnings."