Cities Constructed Entirely of Old Computer Parts
Image via Agora Gallery
Artist Franco Recchia has put old computer parts to good use by creating impressive cityscapes with them. While they are a tribute to modern creation and human ingenuity, they could also be seen as something slightly more Wall-E-esque. The Agora Gallery's website states that "Recchia seeks in his sculptures to bring dignity to the process of modern creation, to highlight how every product produced by human hands contains talent, imagination and great beauty, and ultimately stems from the vast reservoir of human experience of which we are all a part. His sculptures are indeed a testament to what is beautiful, elegant and functional in the modern object, and are a tribute to the aptitude and passion that are our inheritance."
It is a beautiful statement, and notion -- that everything we create has beauty.
But the pieces are also a reminder that we run our lives electronic technologies, are increasingly more dependent on them, and that we are creating mountains of e-waste based on our use of computers, cell phones, televisions and a plethora of other gadgets. Without taking any of the shine off of the artist's concept or works themselves, viewers with a concern for the environment can appreciate both the creativity, as well as the warning sign these beautiful sculptures present.
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