These animals might be made out of trash but they sure are cute! Artur Bordalo’s (aka Bordalo II) is a talented artist focused on the greater future of planet Earth. Bordalo II has created a series of artwork that relies only on trash to create awesome, larger-than-life animal street art statues.
Each animal is made out of the materials responsible for its decline, making each piece of artwork incredibly powerful. The eco-friendly artist’s goal is to bring awareness to problems associated with waste production, not reusing valuable materials, pollution and the combined effects all of this is having on the planet and animals.
All of the materials used to build his animal street art comes completely from end-of-life materials, most of which he finds in abandoned factories, wastelands or just randomly.
Take a close look at his amazing animal street art and you will see so many details, as well as endless types of items used to configure the final product. Burnt garbage cans, old tires, appliances and damaged bumpers are just a few of the many pieces of garbage Bordalo II uses to recreate the animals being harmed by our trash-crazy culture.
Bordalo’s art presents an interesting myriad of benefits. He writes on his Facebook, “It is not only a way to recycle, but also a critique of the world we live in, where we often have nice things, which are based on junk without realizing it.”
Behind the cute animals is a deeper message, one that highlights the painfully real results of our trash-happy habits. Awesome street art that offers ecological and social awareness (and uses all recycled junk)… seriously, does it get any better?
You might recognize the talented work of Bordalo II from another post featuring his awesome owl sculptures formed out of junk.
Photo Credits: Facebook