Trash Animals series by Bordalo II

Trash animals by Bordalo II

Works of art made from garbage

Bordalo II is a Portuguese artist that creates beautiful realistic animals using only trash he founds in the streets. Through his work, Bordalo II aims to draw attention to society’s uncontrollable production of waste.

The irony of his art is that he creates animals using the materials that are responsible for killing them or destroying their habitats. He uses only materials he founds in wastelands, factories, and garbage.

Trash animals by Bordalo II

Furthermore, some examples of elements Bordalo II uses are bumpers, burnt trash cans, tires, and appliances. Then, he bolts all this thing to the side of a building and creates animals.

From pelicans to mice, raccoons and lizards, his pieces are all over Europe. Every piece features a spray paint finish, which gives them a more lifelike quality. You can found Bordalo II’s work in cities like Lisbon, Estonia and the USA.

Trash animals by Bordalo II

Finally, this is a great example of how art can be used to make critics to environmental practices, not damaging anything or hurting anyone, but instead creating beautiful works of art that send a message.

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