Lucy Slivinski Re-cycled Garden Sculptures

I am amazed at the beautiful things that Lucy Slivinski is creating from junk yard scraps. Take tailpipes, scrap metal, old bed springs, even old aluminum lawn chairs and she has turned them in the remarkable sculptures for the garden. Based in the Midwest, she also makes some pretty amazing and interesting works from corn (stalks, husks, ears)….see her website for more.

lucy slivinski garden artworks from recycled materials

This though, is my favorite…from the Chicago Botanic Garden…made of old lawn chairs.

lucy slivinski recycled garden lawn chair sculpture chicago botanic garden

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. louise garwood on May 4, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Wonderful! I especially like the bedspring octopus.. or whatever it is- great form

  2. michelle d. on May 4, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    thanks for introducing us to Lucy.
    what a talent !
    when the high end landscape architectural biz slowed down to a snails pace a few months ago I took on a part time job working for a local sculptor.
    the pay stinks in comparison to my landscape design work but I am keeping busy in the creative realm and that is priceless.
    I’ll share Lucy’s work with some of my fellow sculptors.
    thanks again for linking us up.

  3. Lucy Slivinski on May 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Michelle,
    Thanks so much!

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