A SCULPTURE built entirely from recycled rubbish now sits in Horsham's Bunnings car park for customers and by-passers to view.
Horsham artist Nichola Clarke said she created the sculpture, titled The Point, during this year’s Art Is… Festival to explore how much rubbish goes into landfill.
“My dream is for the world to discover an efficient way to recycle and by creating this monster sculpture I hope to create that discussion,” she said.
Ms Clarke said she was inspired by Where the Wild Things Are.
“The sculpture resembles a waste-eating bunyip and by creating it in a whimsical way, children will hopefully be engaged,” she said.
Ms Clarke said the sculpture was made from recyclable objects that go into landfill.
“Plastic bags, bubble wrap, toys, handbags, shoes you name it,” she said.
While building the sculpture, Ms Clarke learned of the community’s recycling habits.
“Our opportunity shops have it hard,” she said.
“Even though our intentions are good, people are dropping off bags of items that are broken, masticated or have missing parts, which cannot be sold and go to landfill.”
Ms Clarke said it all came back to the consumer.
“We need to start thinking about what we can do,” she said.
The sculpture, commissioned by the Art Is… Festival, will be exhibited at Bunnings until October.