Each one of these are made up of reclaimed children’s toys to form stunning sculptures. They call this upcycling This one is called “Precious Too” On close examination, it’s made up of soft toysThe “Suitcase Corgi” –Is made of plastic toys The “Alsatian” consists of plastic planes and guitarsThis is “Doggerfly”He’s all clothes pegs and butterflies.A “Wir’ed Terrier” in the windowMade or Plastic Toys and PencilsAnd “Hallo Kitty”! Need we say more?Mummy thought this one called “Precious” resembles me the most.
May’s comment: An exhibition at Anthropologie on Kings Road by Robert Bradford – really quite amazing to look at.
It’s called Upcycling, Assemblage, Trash or Junk Art – mainly about transforming discarded or otherwise useless everyday objects into impactful artworks of value. Also a good commentary on consumerism and commodification.
This form of art originated in the early Twentieth-Century under the influence of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Robery Rauschenberg, Man Ray and Pablo Picasso.