Gallery: Shipping Containers and Cars Stacked High as Colorful Eco Scul...


Shipping containers are often repurposed as houses, apartments and studios, but Swedish artist Michael Johansson sees them as building blocks for his sculptures. In a new exhibit in Umeå, Sweden, Johansson stacks shipping containers, shipping pallets, trash cans, a volvo, a tractor and an old RV to create art that any hipster would be jealous of. The result is Self Contained, a three dimensional temporary wall that is a fascinating collage of textures, colors and repurposed objects.

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  1. kristiantheconqueror July 9, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Colorful, yes. Also rusty and ugly. Who wants to live next to a what looks like a giant cube of compacted garbage? Also gonna take a ton of wear from the elements – there’s a good reason why steel is heavily treated before being used structurally. This thing will have rust flowing from it like a red river.

  2. kantarero July 1, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Really love the composition, great colors and every piece has the perfect position, it perfectly fits!

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