Internationally renowned street artist Bordalo II Visits Pittsburgh for Scrap the Trap!
Between July 16 and 19, 2017, Scrap the Trap was incredibly lucky to have internationally renowned Portuguese street artist Bordalo II come to Pittsburgh to support our campaign to stop the city’s unjustified, irrational killing of wildlife by creating an amazing 3D mural – “Half baby raccoon” – as part of his “Trash Animal” series, at Construction Junction. Read more about why Bordalo is such a great fit with our campaign here.
In addition to our partner Construction Junction, we would particularly like to thank the following individuals and companies for their invaluable help with this project:
Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Delayna Flamm Bob Ziller Battaglia Auto Recycling Vecenie’s Beer Distribution Hotel Indigo, Pittsburgh Savvy Shots Photography Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Center Pittsburgh friends and neighbors, for their broken plastic items
Our awesome friends at Savvy Shots Photography were kind enough to take out three days from their busy schedule to produce a time lapse video of Bordalo creating art out of old car parts, donated by local auto scrap yards and plastic garden items, donated by friends in and around the Pittsburgh area, all of which would otherwise have been trashed. You can view the video here (producing the video is a long process, this covers the first 2 days so far, so there is a little more to come!), here!
Bordalo has adopted this “half” approach for his most recent pieces, with one half of the piece spray-painted to resemble the animal in question and the other half left “bare” to spotlight the notion of disposable waste; the same “disposability” that we see in the City of Pittsburgh’s current wildlife/trapping policy.
We had a lot of fun working with Bordalo and his assistant @terrible__kid, and we’re so honored to have made Pittsburgh one of the very few US cities to feature one of Bordalo’s creations. You can see more of Bordalo’s work at his website: www.bordaloii.com