Landfill waste is a serious global problem, but artist Vincent Skoglund finds discarded items intriguing and uses them to make surprising art. Skoglund's "Waste Management Series" takes waste and transforms it into engaging sculptures and landscapes in order to raise awareness about the use of everyday, expendable products, packaging and gadgets.
The artist finds colors and variety in places where most people see ugliness. He uses worn out, broken objects to create interesting art installations that look both beautiful and strange. His interests lie in finding out what happens after a product reaches the end of its life span. He finds the process of decay interesting and uses the aesthetics of colors and materials coming together during the slow process of decomposition.
The collection gives new life to discarded objects and lets them become part of a new cycle. “An endless stream of products made from natures resources, used by mankind for a brief moment in time. Things that inevitably will be shredded and buried away, burned, made into new raw materials, or simply left in nature… By now starting a new cycle, this doomed material is now back were it came from, in the new form of photography. Embodying the possible future of the photographic object itself.”