Artist Turns Trash Into Giant Animal Sculptures To Remind Us About Humanity's Wastefulness

September 29, 2016

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These are a bunch of the animal sculptures created by Portuguese artist Bordalo II out of materials found in junk yards and abandoned factories. No word if he's up to date on his tetanus shot, but for his sake I hope so. I've had tetanus twice in my life. Once from a one-night stand with a Transformer.

Through his art, Bordalo II hopes to draw attention to our culture's uncontrollable production of waste. "The idea is to depict nature itself, in this case animals, out of materials that are responsible for [their] destruction," he shares with Colossal. In this way he hopes to make environmental destruction more visible. "Sometimes people don't recognize that their simple routines are too much, we are using too many resources too fast and turning them into trash, waste, and pollution."

Trash, waste and pollution: that's pretty much humanity in a nutshell. Me in a nutshell? Beauty, grace and poise. Just kidding, I'm crap, crap and even more crap. Just really piled high like a four-scoop ice cream cone. "With sprinkles on top?" Dingleberries.

Keep going for like fifteen more.

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Thanks to n0nentity, who offered to go play hide-and-seek in the junkyard with me this weekend, which I accepted because I'm the best hider the world has never seen.

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