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STEVEN SIEGEL

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Steven Siegel is a New York based artist noted for creating large boulders/sculptures from recycled and found materials - newspapers, branches, tree trunks, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles.

sculptures from recycled and found materials, design squish blog

“Siegel’s first attempt with newspaper structures was for the Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival on Staten Island, New York. He noticed that the largest landfill in the United States was located on Staten Island. At the Fresh Kills Landfill, garbage is buried under mounds of earth. Newspapers will remain intact and readable for long periods of time. Here, Siegel thought that humans were creating a “new geology” with the human waste being buried under mounds of earth. Thus, his first attempts in this kind of sculpture were titled “New Geology #1” and “New Geology #2,” both were constructed in 1990. Since the sculpture has been allowed to be overgrown with vegetation, “New Geology #2” remains intact and the newsprint is still able to be read.” - wiki

sculptures from recycled and found materials, design squish blog

sculptures from recycled and found materials, design squish blog

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Posted by DESIGN SQUISH on December 19, 2010


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 on  12/20  at  11:02 PM

Amazing and beautiful! The forms are so organic you could almost pass them by...mistake them for boulders. We've used newspaper for mulch cover in the past. It really does stick around for a while.
ana
 on  12/30  at  03:18 AM

:D
 on  01/04  at  09:59 AM

Incredible! These are so amazing, I would love to stumble across one whilst taking a walk. There would be a moment of wonder, a moment of confusion, and then many more moments of love.

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