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New Split-View Trash Sculptures by Bordalo II Combine Wood and Colorful Plastics Into Gigantic Animals

New Split-View Trash Sculptures by Bordalo II Combine Wood and Colorful Plastics Into Gigantic Animals

July 21, 2017

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Kate Sierzputowski

Bordalo II (previously) has created a series of bisected animals, colorful plastics forming one half of the creature while a combination of wood and metal created a muted mirror on the other side. In one piece the Portuguese artist created a turtle with legs that extend to the ground, appearing to crawl along the side of a a low wall in Moncton, Canada. Other works are more monumental, such as a rabbit that extends two stories in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, and a raccoon that seems to dangle head first from a building in Pittsburgh. More



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Organic Creatures Crafted from Plastic Cable Ties by Sui Park

Organic Creatures Crafted from Plastic Cable Ties by Sui Park

Jun.29.16

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Christopher

Amoeba. Fish. Sea anemone. Aliens. These are all fair interpretations of Korean artist Sui Park's sculptures and installations made from interlocked cable ties. Weaving together the plastic fasteners she creates undulating organic surfaces or swarms of creatures that swim in schools and cluster together like eggs. Park recently had a solo exhibition titled ‘Playing with Perception’ at Denise Bibro Fine Art and currently has work on view at Summer Sculpture Showcase 2016 in Connecticut. More



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Washed Up: Alejandro Duran’s Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations

Washed Up: Alejandro Duran’s Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations

Apr.18.15

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Christopher

Working along a single stretch of coastline in Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve, artist Alejandro Duran collects countless bits of trash that washes up from locations around the world. So far he’s discovered plastic debris from dozens of countries on this shore of the Caribbean coast which he utilizes for site site-specific installations for an ongoing project titled Washed Up. By creating aesthetically pleasing landscapes from a disheartening medium, it’s Duran’s hope to create a harsh juxtaposition that draws attention to the global catastrophe of ocean pollution. More



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Recycled PET Plastic Bottle Plant Sculptures by Veronika Richterová

Recycled PET Plastic Bottle Plant Sculptures by Veronika Richterová

Apr.6.15

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Christopher

Czech artist Veronika Richterová creates new life from repurposed plastic PET bottles. For the last decade the artist has used various methods of cutting, heating, and assemblage to build colorfully translucent forms of everything from crocodiles to chandelier light fixtures to plants. More



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A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC

A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC

Jul.10.14

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Johnny

If you visited Governor’s Island in New York last summer you most certainly saw the billowing, cloud-like structure that sits in the middle of the lawn. And if you’re anything like my kids you probably dashed up to it to see exactly what thing was. But it’s not until you get up close that you realize it’s made from many, many plastic bottles stringed together. “53,780 used plastic bottles,” says designer Jason Klimoski, “the number thrown away in NYC in just 1 hour.” Klimoski and his team at STUDIO KCA collected the bottles – a combination of milk jugs and water bottles – and lashed them together to create “Head in the Clouds,” a pavilion people can walk into, sit inside, and contemplate just how much plastic is thrown away every day. More



Art Design

Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio

Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio

Jun.21.12

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Christopher

As part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) an enormous outdoor installation of fish was constructed using discarded plastic bottles on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sculptures are illuminated from the inside at night creating a pretty spectacular light show. Love this. See much more over on this Rio+20 Flicker set. (via razor shapes) More



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One Plastic Beach: A California Couple Turns Tons of Plastic Debris into Art

One Plastic Beach: A California Couple Turns Tons of Plastic Debris into Art

Jan.1.12

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Christopher

For the past several years Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting tons of plastic debris off a small stretch of beach near their Norther California home. The plastic is cleaned, categorized and stored before its utilized in their assorted projects including sculptural work, photography, large-scale museum installations, jewelry and art prints. Learn more here. (via vimeo) More



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Colored Cup Street Art by Multistab

Colored Cup Street Art by Multistab

Jul.25.11

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Christopher

Estonian street artists Multistab created this awesome chainlink triptych utilizing nothing but colored cups. The method itself is certainly nothing new, but the more complex use of color adds a lot of dimension and makes these really fun to look at. (via vandalog) More



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Pixel Clouds by Daniel Arsham

Pixel Clouds by Daniel Arsham

Feb.17.11

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Christopher







Delicate plastic sculpture work by artist Daniel Arsham. Though the web site labels the materials as “plastic” my hunch would be these are ping pong balls that have been dyed and somehow adhered into these incredible structures. (via ignant) More

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