Robert Bradford creates his life-sized sculptures completely out of old plastic toys that are no longer useable. This artist also uses other bits of old, colorful plastic bits and pieces that he can get his hands on such as combs, buttons, brushes and broken clothes pegs.
Bradford is a London-born and U.K.- and U.S-trained visual artist who also has another career on the side -- as a psychotherapist.
Back in 2002, Bradford started to consider the possibilities that his children’s old toys could become something bigger than just ending up on a landfill. Bradford says he likes the idea that the plastic pieces have a history, knowing that at one time they were personal. These sculptures also pass on a "cultural" history as each of the plastic bits resembles a point in time. Some of the sculptures contain pieces from up to 3,000 toys and they sell for up to £12,000! That is a lot of money for a life-sized sculpture made entirely of plastic toys.
Disturbed Soldier Dioramas
Equine Bacon Sculptures
Geothermal Doggie Dens
3D Silhouette Sculptures
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.