Wildlife sculptures made from reclaimed materials


Michelle often takes her inspiration from the natural world, creating sculptures of wild creatures using a wide range of waste materials.   These sculptures highlight man’s effect on the natural world in an age of mass consumption.  

Materials are chosen for their shape, colour and texture as well as for the meaning behind the object.  Skis or wheel rims become feathers; a respirator becomes the face of a bee; a fly-tipped washing machine is used to construct a mountain for a wild goat; and deconstructed remote controls form the spots of a jaguar.

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Recycled bumblebee sculpture by Michelle Reader
Recycled jaguar sculpture by Michelle Reader (detail)