What is Ebu-Arts? In the simplest and most concise terms, this thrilling and comprehensive new genre is art from art. It comprises visual artworks that are themselves comprised of visual artworks—pieces that, be they two- or three-dimensional, parlay the beauty and value of pre-existing handiwork into a larger creation that achieves a cumulative grandeur. Thus, an Ebu-Arts piece boasts tiers of aesthetic merit and excitement, standing as both a compilation of artistry that holds its own great value, and as a singular passion project that takes on new life. A photomosaic may be the most recognizable Ebu-Arts example, wherein hundreds, or even thousands, of invaluable shots are meticulously merged for the greater good. Yet that would only be scratching the surface when assessing this genre's reach.
What else might constitute an Ebu-Arts piece? While parameters do exist, the possibilities remain endless. An artist might construct a life-size sculpture out of fine, handmade jewelry, while another might weave a remarkable tapestry from boldly designed product labels. An artist may see the beauty of fine silverware and use it to craft a breathtaking wall mount, while another may form a postmodern statue made entirely of Apple's masterfully designed electronics. Perhaps it is even the artist himself who generates the contributory elements that add up to his opus. But Ebu-Arts is not merely adornment art, nor does it identify as recycled or upcycled art, exciting as those green and growing movements may be. Ebu-Arts transcends the notion of instilling polish and allure in something once perceived as worthless. It rather marks the evolution of that which already shimmered, making it part of a communal body that serves as a wellspring of brilliance and ebullience—a work of Ebu-Art.
The world’s original, permanent Ebu-Arts Gallery is located at Straube Center, near Princeton, New Jersey USA where regular art shows of different media covering different themes are held throughout the year, continuously, since 1975. Come see Ebu-Arts virtually or physically.