Is it considered graffiti if the design was made by cleaning something? This question is raised by a series of extraordinarily talented illustrations done by entrepreneur Allen Wong in front of his house. He power-washed his entire sidewalk with the exception of the silhouettes of a few of his favorite characters – Superman, Calvin and Hobbes, and Totoro.
A series of photographs by Kevin Tadge utilizes museum exhibits as pre-existing setups for curiously colorful still lifes of all subject matter.
Abstract forms are now redefined by the way these two artists take everyday trash and turn it into figurative art. Everything including even the kitchen sink could be used by them to make trash come to life. Scraps of metal and wood, discarded fast food wrappings, even animals that have been stuffed and/or mummified have found their way into these impressive and intriguing pieces making the viewer have a second look at the sculpture actually creating the final work of art.