Bordalo II is a Portuguese artist who had a busy summer installing his animal sculptures in public locations. He did it as he sped from Aruba to Estonia. These sculptures are uniquely shaped from discarded materials. That fact would unveil only when seen from close.
With his great skill, Bordalo can then chop and turn the door panels, car bumpers, tires, and entire vehicles into a sculpture.
Even though most artists' often go to town to get their stuff at an art supply store, Bordalo would make his way to the local junkyard, with his visionary eye he would search for what these scraps can do as raw materials for his piece.
For Bordalo's mission, the central to it is the media itself, “The idea is to depict nature itself, in this case, animals, out of materials that are responsible for [their] destruction. Sometimes people don’t recognize that their simple routines are too much, we are using too many resources too fast and turning them into trash, waste, and pollution.”
In Estonia, Balardo made a flying squirrel as a mammal in Europe which is rarely and only found in Finland and Estonia. The flying squirrel has shown an alarming decrease in its population all because its habitat disappears because of deforestation in recent decades.
Hopefully, with Bordalo's sculptures installed in public, it would provoke the viewer not only to get amazed by their aesthetic beauty but rather these sculptures could push a contemplation about how human actions impact local fauna.
H/T My Modern Met