Animal sculptures made from recycled material

Japanese artist Natsumi Tomita created a series of animal sculptures made by using only found objects and recovered waste. Taking advantage of everything from a broken umbrella and bicycle parts to discarded cans and kitchen utensils, the talented sculptor manages to reproduce the image of various creatures with a very playful creative aesthetic.

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Recycled Animal Sculptures Natsumi Tomita

The smart creations are an amalgam of unconventional elements found on the street that are reused, so the artist believes that they have a new life cycle:

“Every single one of these things, which we usually use every day, once had a story, until they were thrown in the trash. There are bicycles that were once ridden, broken dustpans, signs of pawnbrokers and gold buyers, lost umbrellas,” Natsumi says. “Each object had a purpose and meaning before it was discarded. When I put all these things together that I collect, I connect them in some way to create a new life, for this reason, animals born this way are my children… Each one has a name, and they all live together in the living room of my house,” he concludes.

An interesting exercise in creativity (almost a brainstorm) is to look at Natsumi’s works and identify the different parts that make them up. For example, in the first lizard (photo above) you can find a spoon, a children’s bicycle gear, a potato masher, a bucket, a fan, a bell…

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