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Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures

Seven Wasted Men. Life-size figures made out of scrap wood and household waste. Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Seven Wasted Men. Life-size figures made out of scrap wood and household waste. Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures

Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Seven life-size figures made out of scrap wood and household waste. According to recent statistics, we each produce seven times our own body weight each year in waste. Each one – created to the actual dimensions and with the physical characteristics of a real person. Meanwhile, Michelle used three weeks’ worth of each person’s own rubbish to make them.

British artist and sculptor Michelle lives and works in London. She makes unique figurative recycled sculptures from household and industrial waste combined with found objects sourced from charity shops and reclamation yards. Her sculptures sometimes have mechanical elements, using the working parts of old toys, clocks or other objects. Also, she often runs workshops for festivals, galleries and schools creating sculptures and installations from scrap materials. In addition, she creates props, sculptures and models for theater, product launches, events and photo shoots.

Michelle Reader - self portrait sculpture
Self portrait. Michelle Reader Recycled sculpture

According to Michelle Reader, sculpting people out of their waste can tell a great story.

Sculptural portrait of a family by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. The sculptures made from recyclables collected by the family. Used by the council at events to promote the borough’s kerbside recycling scheme.

Commissioned to create this 5 meter tall sculpture of the Houses of Parliament’s famous clock tower by Shredded Wheat, she made it from British-grown wheat. Exhibited in Leicester Square alongside other British landmarks made of wheat, later it situated in Bexhill-on-Sea.

Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures

Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
The Houses of Parliament’s famous clock tower
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
5 metre tall sculpture of the Houses of Parliament’s famous clock tower
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Detail of Seated figure sculpture
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Seated figure sculpture
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Sculptural portrait of a family Seated figure sculpture
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Sculptural portrait of a family
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Portrait of a family
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Small sculpture of a boat, made from recycled materials
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Bird in a cage created for Garsington Opera’s production of Mozart’s ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’, Summer 2006. There is a motor in the base of the cage which activates the beak and tail
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Biker
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Plastic flower
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Beautiful plastic flower
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Deer
Michelle Reader Recycled sculptures
Unique Recycled sculptures by Michelle Reader

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