Gallery: Recycling Sculpture by Tony Cragg


British-born sculptor Tony Cragg uses color families and a carefully curated collection of flotsam and jetsam in his large-scale installations. Born in Liverpool, Cragg has an amazing collection of pieces made from found materials from household trash to construction refuse. We love the impressionistic charm of his pieces- gorgeous and graphic from far away, intricate and detailed from up close.

From afar, Cragg’s installations take the shape of graphic forms, even one as a British flag. But up close and personal, the colorful shapes are made from things like toothbrushes and metal washers, all painted to create a stunning and colorful piece. His other sculptures include wood furniture, all of which are reclaimed.

+ Anthony Cragg


or your inhabitat account below


  1. amabilisima December 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    The Tony Cragg sculptures you show are all from the early 1980s. The last piece, the ones with vertical arrangements of plastic circles according to color is not a Tony Cragg.

  2. lechiq September 20, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    I saw a picture it is totally amazing great skill, keep up the good work

  3. Melissa February 24, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    I saw the fourth picture at the High Museum in Atlanta. It’s truly gorgeous.

  4. simon seasons January 19, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Jill, check out the Australian artist Rosalie Gascoigne. She is now deceased but her brilliant assemblages are strongly enviromental in their foundations as well. Not just just clever.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home