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photoblog image Boras - Street Art 11

Boras - Street Art 11

 

A close look reveals that this composition is made up of waste materials and objects.  The Portuguese artist, Artur Bordalo, notes: "Today I present a series of interventions built with pieces of garbage, waste and pollution itself to recreate images of nature."  This is one of the series (the remainder are not in Boras, however) called 'Big Trash Animals' - "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".

Boras - Street Art 11

 

A close look reveals that this composition is made up of waste materials and objects.  The Portuguese artist, Artur Bordalo, notes: "Today I present a series of interventions built with pieces of garbage, waste and pollution itself to recreate images of nature."  This is one of the series (the remainder are not in Boras, however) called 'Big Trash Animals' - "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".

comments (14)

Another in a great series...
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Larry.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Dec 2017, 00:36
I think clever is more apt than artistic on this occasion, Tom.
Tom Wilson: I think it's both, Ray smile
Pretty amazing!!! I love that!
Tom Wilson: An interesting concept!
What a dramatic statement, Tom!
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Ginnie.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Dec 2017, 06:52
This is brilliant and sends a very clear message
Tom Wilson: And, being close to the main bus and train stations, it gets a lot of eyes!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 18 Dec 2017, 07:07
The image shows just what an incredible clever and original bloke Artur Bordalo is Tom
Tom Wilson: He is indeed!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Dec 2017, 07:12
Even a toddler's kick-bike. The b&w part is a very important part of the composition's success.
Tom Wilson: A very interesting artwork altogether.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Dec 2017, 07:19
Un portrait très original.
Tom Wilson: Très original!!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Dec 2017, 07:33
This is fabulous and like Ginnie said, what a statement to make here. Love the two halves.
Tom Wilson: I'd like to see his other works in this series - actaully, you can see them all here: http://bit.ly/2kd5NmE
This makes the point very well Tom
Tom Wilson: It does indeed, Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Dec 2017, 08:20
A sensible idea for a mural Tom. It looks very dramatic too.
Tom Wilson: Some of his other works in the series seem to be enormous - http://bit.ly/2kd5NmE
This is my very favorite of the season.
Tom Wilson: It's quite something, isn't it?
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Dec 2017, 15:27
What a great way to bring attention to this growing problem.
Tom Wilson: Isn't it just!
excellent!! amitiés
Tom Wilson: Merci bien, Jean Pierre

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