Although the From the Street art series looks as though it is made up of trash collected from around urban cities, the sculpture are actually carved out of wood. Utterly deceptive, It is easy to mistake them due to how detailed each piece is. From aged paint to convincing tears and even paper-like consistencies, the sculptures would fool anyone into thinking that a gallery has simply let itself go.
Created by Tom Pfannerstill, an artist born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and based in Louisville, Kentucky, the From the Street art series is made with nothing more than acrylic paint and enamel on basswood. The artist writes, "I see them as ‘memento mori’, reminders of mortality and the corresponding corollary ‘carpe diem’."