Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji has been described as a ‘serial recycling artist’, using waste products to create new work. His work includes a large scale installation where 50,000 old toys were used to make dinosaurs and flying birds; boats made from plastic bottles were floated down a river and a forest made from hanging sculptures. His long term project, kaekko, is a space for children to exchange toys with each other.
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Hiroshi Fuji’s work reminds us of the disposable nature of objects – but also their capacity to be re-loved when perceived differently. One man's junk, and all that.