Polystyrene packaging sculpture

Upcycled art - sculpture from polystyrene packaging

Polystyrene idol
Polystyrene packaging.    35cm x 55cm.    2021.

A sculpture fabricated from polystyrene packaging – an example of upcycled art.

Upcycling, or the repurposing of waste or redundant material, is a common phenomenon in art, especially recently since the rise of environmentally orientated art or eco art (and the invention of the word upcycling).
Of course the practice is probably as old as art itself.
I’m sure I’m not the first to notice the sculptural qualities of pieces of polystyrene packaging.