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The Dan Colen 'Blowin' in the Wind' Series Turns Trash into Treasure

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Mar 1, 2012 • References: saatchi-gallery and tmagazine.blogs.nytimes
The Dan Colen 'Blowin in the Wind' series proves that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Using recycled garbage to create thought-provoking art pieces, Colen transforms rubbish into ravishing sculptural art.

From rust-covered cans to deflated basketballs, this sculpture series expresses character and personality. A fascinating and intriguing object collection, this stunning series speaks about loss and the human habit of disposing of beloved objects.

Though the artist is unsure about the public's reaction to his avant-garde sculptures, he hopes to evoke emotion and to expose a certain level of truth in his work. The Dan Colen Blowin in the Wind series is sustainably sophisticated, raising discussion about humans' relationship with the arbitrary objects surrounding them.