The Indian artist Haribaabu Naatesan (Hari) created a VW beetle, the ‘Think Blue Beetle’. But not a normal one, but one from trash. He used 2805 pieces of scrap metal. He used 800 spark plugs, 200 bottle caps, speakers, mice, keyboards, vinyl records, cans, and many more.

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The project was done with the help of Volkswagen to promote ecological awareness. VW also collected all the material. Hari selected and segregated all the items by shape.

Quote: ‘I see all objects as forms,‘ the artist explains in an interview with the asian age newspaper.
‘so my mind is always open to thinking I can create this out of this form. in the ‘think blue beetle’ you’ll see that I have 
used old speakers for the headlights, a mouse for the indicator light. for the wheel caps, we sourced old gramophone 
records… the function (of the discarded object) isn’t important, I work according to the form.’

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I think this is cool because in this time you see recycling everywhere, also artists use it. There are many artist who are recycling, but this I find impressive. The movie you see underneath explains everything. When I was on Curacao this Februar there was also an artist who used trash to made art. I think this has future growth potential because trash is everywhere and people has to see what you can do with it in a creative way, instead of throwing it on the street.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBQ31G4nRcA&feature=player_embedded

Source: Designboom

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