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Old 03-23-2007, 11:37 AM
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1000 Statues from Trash

1000 Statues from Trash in Rome

German artist HA Schult makes people out of household waste and glue. By the thousands, he is a one-man recycling center.

"Anything can be made into art. Mankind's confines have narrowed, the freedom of art is unlimited.We live in the trash time: we produce trash and we become trash. Therefore HA Schult's 'Trash People' are images of ourselves."

Since 1996 he has installed them everywhere from the Pyramids at Giza to the top of the Great Wall of China. Until March 29th you can see them in the Piazza Del Popolo in Rome.


The above site has a good picture of these 1000 life-size statues in Rome.

HA Schult's website has more pictures of the same or different 1000 statues, in different cities around the world.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:46 AM
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Re: 1000 Statues from Trash

Hi Merlion, I saw something about this on make.com and I like it. Great use of trash into recycled art.
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:10 PM
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Re: 1000 Statues from Trash

Interesting,and neat to see them in the context of the places they have been. But in the U.S. today they would have to have armed gaurds around them in most major cities to keep them from really being recycled.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:20 PM
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Re: 1000 Statues from Trash

It is a real labor of love for Schult, collecting these trash, and sticking them together to make 1000 life-size statues.

Just a small but important practical point, the adhesive must be pretty strong to keep them together.
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:31 PM
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Re: 1000 Statues from Trash

The Romans love these 1000 trash statues. The artist got one million hits in one week.

Rome trash statues a hit with public

March 28, 2007, ROME, March 28 (UPI) -- "The Trash People," 1,000 statues made from recycled garbage in Rome, have attracted more than 1 million onlookers since going on display last week.

The Trash People, created by German artist HA Schult, were created from tin cans, computers, crushed plastic and other recycled garbage, ANSA, the Italian news agency, reported Wednesday.

Schult said his intention with the project is to remind people of the waste produced by modern consumerism and the problems that waste creates for future generations.

"This installation invites people to reflect on the importance of our ecosystem for our quality of life," said Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni.....
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