Environmental Reclamation Artist Angelo Ciotti
Industrial Gardens
Found reclaimed material from industrial waste sites.

There are three types of gardens.

  • Slag (Red-dog) from coalmines in Appalachia
  • Sandstone from quarries in western Pennsylvania
  • Burls from logging in Oregon
I take these materials from the sites and harvest vegetation on them, to aid in the process of nature once again reclaiming itself, in spite of what man has done to it.

The gardens are dedicated to the women whose husbands and sons have died in industrial accidents due to neglect and greed of government and industry. Within the materials there exists a spirit and energy, along with a history of pain.

Coal Sculptures

Wood Sculptures

Sandstone Sculptures

Painting & Sculpture