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Artist Turns Garbage Into Spectacular Sculptures, A Call to Protect the Planet

In order to attract people’s attention to the problem of worldwide pollution, Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, whose Instagram account has already gained more than 200,000 followers, started to create stunning animal sculptures from trash.

The artist confesses that he belongs to a generation that is consumeristic and greedy which leads to a lot of waste and pollution. He creates sculptures under the motto “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” making them from the objects that can harm the animals he depicts.

We wish Artur good luck with his art and feel eager to share with you some of his trash masterpieces.

The Big Racoon

Half Orangotango

 Swimming with Sharks 

 Half Sea Turtle 

 The Plastic Eagle

 Half Chimp

 Plastic Palanca


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  • Elaine Kolos

    Your artistic talent is amazing! You have a beautiful gift of creating meaning and incredible sculptures to depict nature’s animals and the connection of the greed and waste of this generation.
    Your artwork is realistic Representative of the animals you’ve created. Wonderful and thought provoking.
    Thank you for creating these works of art!

  • Carol

    Amazing & beautiful… yet sad that it’s made from man’s trash (that we didn’t put into the garbage). 🥰😥

  • Sharon Young

    What an extraordinary, creative talent!


    Just absolutely stunning!!!

  • Colleen S

    No words except…. Amazing!

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