A few weeks ago I posted some pics of elephants made from recycled materials. Read and see it by clicking on the following link:
This prompted an email from Byter Robyn:
Just loved the sculpture byte; particularly the elephants-there was a fabulous sculpture of an elephant made entirely from discarded computers/parts at Sculpture by the Sea several years ago. The idea of creating art from the detritus of every day life has a real appeal for me.
So here are some more pics of elephants from recycled materials, commencing with the one mentioned by Robyn.
(Further recycled elephant sculptures, and other subjects, in future Bytes.)
(Notice the mannequin at the back?)
Broken Family by Anthony Heywood
Another by Anthony Heywood
An elephant sculpture outside the waste minimisation learning centre at the Waitakere Transfer Station, Auckland NZ. Some are better than others
Recycled plastic bottles
Elephant sculptures created by UniquEco, a body established to reduce the waste materials accumulated on the beaches and to create employment for teenagers and Kenyan women. Over 150 people are employed in Unique Eco, the sculptures (not just elephants) being created from thongs (flip flops) collected from the beaches.
Sculpture by Tom Samui using recycled car and motorcycle parts
A herd of life-size elephant sculptures, made of recycled cars and clover foliage, at Inchydoney Island in West Cork, Ireland