Aurora Robson Turns Plastic Debris into Jaw-Dropping Art

Aurora Robson Turns Plastic Debris into Jaw-Dropping Art

Just one look at her work, it suddenly feels like Christmas and my jaw is somewhere on the floor.  

Dubbed as a "subtle yet determined environmental activist", Brooklyn based Canadian artist Aurora Robson has a knack for transforming plastic debris, excess packaging and junk mail into mind-boggling artwork.  She developed a profound appreciation for nature at an early age while growing up in Maui, Hawaii.  As an advocate for plastic pollution awareness, Robson is the founding artist of a fledgling international collective of artists, designers and architects who also work with plastic debris.

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Aurora Robson Turns Plastic Debris into Jaw-Dropping Art

Everything, All At Once, Forever, 2011
Installation comprised of 16 sculptures; each made out of plastic debris (PET plastic), rivets, tinted polycrylic, and mica powder. Approximately 3,000 plastic bottles, and 400 caps were used in this installation.

Aurora Robson Turns Plastic Debris into Jaw-Dropping Art

Lift, 2010 (photo © Jon Nissenbaum)
Approx 13' around, comprised of 10,000 discarded plastic bottles and 3000 bottle caps, steel armature, tinted polycrylic, rivets, solar powered LEDs + motors.

Aurora Robson Turns Plastic Debris into Jaw-Dropping Art

Aurora Robson Turns Plastic Debris into Jaw-Dropping Art

Aurora Robson Turns Plastic Debris into Jaw-Dropping Art