This incredible world map brings new life to technology that has since gone bust. Recycling old computer motherboards and electrical parts, Susan Stockwell has transformed a bounty of e-waste into a mind-boggling depiction of the world’s continents. Focusing in on theories of geo-politics, trade and global commerce, the UK-based artist repurposed components donated to her by Secure IT Recycling to create this amazing relief sculpture that speaks volumes about our throw-away culture.

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Molding specific pieces of unwanted, old computers into recognizable land masses, Stockwell manges to create details such as mountain ranges and urban centers within the piece.

Her efforts to transform uninspiring technological hardware into a beautiful work of art is a subtle and effective mode that points to our society’s issue of waste and consumerism.

+ Susan Stockwell

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