“Self-assembled and maintained, these machines can be found roaming the mounds of discarded, recyclable items in transfer stations on the outskirts of major cities. However, they are rarely seen as they merge with their surroundings.”
This piece is 190 centimetres high and is made from discarded motorcycle parts and other mechanical pieces, a vacuum cleaner and a gym machine.
Recycling Art Competition
This competition explores the creative potential of recycling household items and furniture, and inspiring others to see the possibility in things that may have otherwise have been thrown away. The artworks have been created with items from Council's tip shops and other second-hand sales.
All about the artist
Brought up in Zimbabwe, Will is profoundly affected by the rich African culture of hands-on art in which he was continually immersed throughout his childhood. There, he learned not to throw anything away, as there was nothing in the shops to buy. Every object had an alternative purpose and function, and this is the basis for Will’s recycled artworks. Time spent in Paris and Barcelona ignited a love of impressionism and ceramic sculpture. Will has combined his skills and created paintings, sculptures and mosaic installations reflecting the influences gained during travel.
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