Unusual and Awesome Art Media

We all know about the traditional and typical forms of media used in visual arts. In painting and drawing, we use oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, crayon, ink, charcoal and many others. Wood, stone, wax, bronze, plaster and ice are some of the usual types of media used for sculpting.

But you know art – it has many possibilites. It’s meant to push the boundaries! Only your imagination is the limit. Especially with the introduction of installation art, today’s avant-garde artists often experiment with unusual and unexpected materials (often recycled ones) and unconventional methods of creating, turning them into masterpieces that are truly remarkable and out-of-this-world.

Check out the 15 examples of pieces of art made from unusual materials:

Chewing gum wall

chewing gum art

Etch-A-Sketch drawing of Taj Mahal


A row of junk Cadillacs filled with grafitti

junk cadillacs

Container drums

container drum art

Rusting metal sculpture

rusting metal art

Butter sculpture

butter sculpture

Chocolate and white chocolate sculpture

chocolate sculpture
Smoke art

smoke art ballerina
Used books sculpture

used book sculptures

Cassette tapes wall

cassette tape wall

Color coil threads art installation

color coil threads

Plastic cups art installation

plastic cup art.

Book covers made of pizza dough

pizza dough book cover

A stack of vintage radios

vintage radios

A street art installation portrait of Jimi Hendrix from moss on the wall

jimi hendrix portrait

Corn cob mural

corn palace corn cob art

Finding beauty in unlikely places

On the surface, art looks like a simple and pleasant way to pass the time. But when you get to look beyond that surface, you will realize how powerful art is in shaping your mindset.

Many artworks are created to convey a particular message, while others are created for entertainment and other purposes.

The brilliant artists behind those quirky and unconventional creations remind us that there is beauty and joy to be found in anything and everything, if we only know how to look at it.