What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Garbage Collector



Bordalo II

The Spanish assemblage artist known as Bordalo II uses trash to create stunning, heartbreaking animal sculptures. The animals are made up of a combination of brightly-colored plastic garbage and discarded wood and metal. The large-scale public artworks, which he has been installing around the world, are part of Bordalo’s series Trash Animals, intended to bring to light the way human-made garbage is impacting the natural world.

“Trash Animals is a series of artworks that aims to draw attention to a current problem that is likely to be forgotten, become trivial or a necessary evil. The problem involves waste production, materials that are not reused, pollution and its effect on the planet. The idea is to depict nature itself, in this case animals, out of materials that are responsible for its destruction.”

You can see more of Bordalo’s work on his website and on Instagram and Facebook.

All images property of Bordalo II.





Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “The Garbage Collector

  1. These are fantastic in both concept and execution. Initially I thought the animals were painted. I can’t wrap my head around the skill it takes to curate the found materials and then assemble them close up in a way that makes them look like paintings from a distance. Amazing.

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  2. Stunning works, thanks for posting them.

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  3. Fantastic indeed. I want to cuddle that fox!

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  4. These speak to me. Cacophonously. Amazing on so many levels.

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  5. I got to see a trash animal at the National Zoo, a marine mammal made entirely from waste from the oceans. It’s pretty mind-numbing, really, but also incredible art.

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  6. My mind is blown and I can see doing this in our small city. What a concept!

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