Sunday, October 11, 2009

Robert Bradford's Crap

Arts and Crap: Robert Bradford's Recycled Toy Sculptures
Recently, a friend of mine told me of an artist who is working on an artpiece. Apparently, that piece is a big jar where he can put different items like coins, toys, movie ticket, etc. But not all objects can be placed in the jar, the stuff has to have sentimental value (like condom).
My friend asked why the jar is half empty, and the artist said " it is meant for more great things and experiences to come." The jar is like a time capsule. When filled, it can be reopened and an object can represent important moments in his life. In short, each object can be a catalyst for self-gratification, appreciation, emotional crash and nervous breakdown....

What I like about Bradford's work is that it's the productive version of that jar. It turned into something useful, like an artwork that we can all appreciate and mock when we are bored.

For instance, this dog can be smelling .... another dog crap made of Robert's scraps.
I wonder if his pieces can be touched. Because it is possible that somebody might have licked, sucked and nibbled some of those plastics. Or used it as spatula that scraped something green or brown pasty stuff....

Robert Bradford creates his life-size and larger-than-life sculptures of humans and animals from discarded plastic items, mainly toys but also other colorful plastic bits and pieces, such as combs and buttons, brushes and parts of clothes pegs... via TheCoolhunter

Did Rob use chewed gum to glue the plastics together?


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