Animal Sculptures Made from Recycled Materials by Natsumi Tomita
Japanese artist Natsumi Tomita utilises scraps of materials collected from the streets to create extremely imaginative animal sculptures that share an uncanny resemblance with their real-life counterparts. Speaking about her work she says, "Each of these things, which we usually use everyday, once had a story, until they were thrown away. There are bicycles that were once ridden, broken dustpans, signboards from loan sharks, lost umbrellas. Every object had purpose and meaning before they were tossed away. Taking these things that I collect, I connect them and create new life from them."