Andrea Petrachi is a sculptor. He doesn't use clay or marble. Instead, he creates with broken toys and discarded electronics, from electric shavers and audio connectors to old doll heads and figurine parts. His work is a mishmash of plastic and metal, joined in their common bond: they've been tossed aside for trash.
His work looks like the coolest mecha and robots Japanese anime never saw. With titles like "Otaku", the Japanese influence is undeniable -- even if he doesn't always use Japanese electronics or toys -- and it's no wonder his art is making its way through Japanese cyberspace.
For Petrachi, however, he thinks his work symbolizes our insatiable consumer appetite. From the vicious cycle of buying, breaking and trashing, his art emerges.
Check out more of his work at the link. Giuseppe Fogarizzu took all the wonderful photos below.