Artist Collected 50,000 Recycled Toys …And Created These Monstrous Art Pieces


Using over 50 000 recycled toys, Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji crafted a monster art installation for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Gallery situated in Kanazawa, Japan.

The exhibit entitled “Where Have All These Toys Come From?” showcases giant monsters made from old toy cars, figurines, and building blocks arranged in a playful and bright disarray of rainbow colors. Huge Godzilla-type monsters, dinosaurs, and extraordinary trees are just some of the marvelous creations that can be seen in the exhibit.

It was Fuji’s solo show focusing on his ongoing project named Kaekko meaning “exchanging” that showed that these toys could be brought together to come up with something new and interesting.

It was a daunting task to gather 50,000 discarded toys and come up with brand-new designs out of recycled things. Each toy was color-coded to ensure good color contrast and form one large installation. Impressive!






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