Turtle Shell of Plastic

brian jungen: carapace made from plastic recycling containers

Via DesignBoom:
Brian Jungen is known for taking mass-produced objects – from monobloc plastic chairs to hockey equipment – and transforming them into large scale works which explore his native culture in the context of today’s contemporary consumerist society and state of globalization. The Canadian artist’s sculptural installation “Carapace” draws its form directly from its name. the ‘turtle shell‘ is composed of numerous industrial waste and recycling bins that create a domed shelter which individuals are invited to enter and experience from within. 

photo © mathieu génon / frac des pays de la loire
courtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

brian jungen carapace made from plastic recycling bins
Numerous industrial recycling and waste bins are arranged to create the domed structure
image © brian jungen


image © brian jungen

brian jungen carapace made from plastic recycling bins
exterior
photo © mathieu génon
courtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

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