Bordalo II is giving garbage a second chance. This time he's going global.
To spread his message about endless waste production, Portuguese street artist Bordalo II (Artur Bordalo) again creates stunning animal sculptures. While he started working in Portugal, now he is going global. His latest journeys feature stops in Estonia and the USA.
Car bumpers, tires, door panels, mountains of malleable plastic bumpers, and even entire vehicles are stacked and bolted to the sides of buildings to resemble everything from pelicans to foxes and tiny opposum. "My animals are more than just recycled junk. They loudly criticize the world we are given to live in, yet we create these enormous piles of trash, not really realizing that many beautiful things we own are basically junk to begin with," explained the Portuguese artist who brought a completely new dimension to experiencing disposed materials.