Future Bestiary by Gillles Cenazandotti

Artist Gilles Cenazandotti is someone who turns plastic trash that the sea has washed ashore into beautiful sculptures. Using everything from flip-flops, tubes of sunscreen and lighters to all the rubbish we throw away every year, Cenazandotti transforms the waste into recycled animals.

Talking about his work, Cenazandotti said: “Impressed by everything that the Sea, in turn, rejects and transforms, on the beaches I harvest the products derived from petroleum and its industry. The choice of animals that are part of the endangered species completes this process. In covering these animals with a new skin harvested from the banks of the Sea, I hope to draw attention to this possible metamorphosis – to create a trompe l’oeil of a modified reality.”

Photography: Gilles Cenazandotti