Bradford, a former psychotherapist and current artist, came upon a pile of his children’s discarded toys one day in 2004 and became inspired to use these figurines–mini-sculptures in and of themselves–to create large sculptures and installations.
A native of New Dheli, Gupta has taken ordinary objects that every Indian is familiar with (i.e. kitchen implements, milk pails, and lunch boxes) and reappropriated them into dramatic sculptures.
German artist Ha Schult is internationally known for his “Trash People” which line up by the hundreds in public spaces around the world. Spectators in Russia, Germany, Egypt, Antarctica, the United States, and even along the Great Wall of China are reminded of the human footprint on the environment and the amount of unnecessary items we consume and throw away.