UK-based artist Leo Fitzmaurice creates beautifully intricate recycled art installations that do not just display old, used objects, but take these objects and combine them into complex systems.
Fitzmaurice's latest installation displays everything from recycled book art to old pop can pieces. The pop cans are especially eye-catching. This piece is quite simple, yet effective. Fitzmaurice has lined up around a dozen Coca-Cola cans, with each can a bit more faded than the last, until the final can is a whitish silver color, devoid of the iconic Coca-Cola red. The line of cans creates a color gradient, depicting the decomposition of things that people tend to assume will always exist.
With these art installations, Fitzmaurice has demonstrated that recycled art can be just as beautiful as portraits or sculptures made out of brand new materials -- it just takes a keen eye and a whole lot of passion.