RECYCLED GIANT SCULPTURES
Added on: 30th Sep 2014
Subodh Gupta, dubbed the "Damien Hirst of Delhi," created
this giant skull out of recycled stainless steel cooking
utensils. Called "Very Hungry God," it first exhibited in Paris
on 2006 — a year before Hirst’s rather more extravagant
diamond-encrusted skull showcased at London’s White Cube
gallery. For Gupta, the utensils and the skull are
representative of India, where the poor, the middle class and
the rich all have pots and pans in their homes, but where
some will starve because they have no food to cook.
SARAH-JANE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
The art is created from old car parts, recycled metal pieces,
and anything the artist could get her hands on.
Van der Westhuizen has installed several of these trash
sculptures all over Europe.
Hundreds of used coat hangers go into the sculpture work
of David Mach, who uses other recycled materials to do
This gorilla is one of his most impressive examples.
He created the colourful sculpture from 2,000 items of
These sculptures are made from recycled wood and are
on De Panne beach, in Belgium. The fact that these giant animals
are turning to the ocean emphasize the high drama of their
disappearance in the mists of time.
The WEEE Man is a 3.3-tonne structure which represents the
amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
the average British household throws away in a lifetime.
At seven metres high, his grimacing head towers over the
Eden Project outdoor gardens. Mobile phones, mp3 players,
lawn mowers and the like make up his bones and sinews;
his teeth are computer mice; his ears are satellite dishes;
and his brain is built from computer parts.
There's a huge coca cola man built from crates at the
V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Porky Hefer is spreading a strong message of recycling in
his attention grabbing design named Elliot for the Coca Cola