I’ve decided to share one of the slightly bigger pieces from Lisbon this week and take a short break from the smaller more centrally located street art I’ve shared previously.
This piece, as I’m sure you’ve already figured out is by one of the biggest names in street art right now – Portuguese artist Bordalo II. Bordalo II’s pieces are not street art in the traditional sense as instead of spray on walls he creates his pieces using trash and recycled materials fixing his incredible 3D sculptures to the wall with screws.
Bordalo’s work focuses on nature, animals and how the sheer amount of consumption and waste we as humans make, seriously affects the globe and all those living in it. For this piece the artist has created a huge, four story high bird. I’m no bird watcher so I couldn’t tell you the exact type of bird but it’s a truly impressive sight to see such a detailed sculpture on such a large scale. The fact that it is created out of trash just adds to impressiveness.
If you haven’t had the chance to watch Bordalo II’s short film ‘A life of waste’ I wholeheartedly recommend you check it out to see more about the artists work and processes.