A Colombian street artist, Jhón Jairo Morales Bernal, is an author of the original sculpture technique. A Colombian street artist, Jhón Jairo Morales Bernal, is an author of the original sculpture technique.
Collecting and recycling of used plastic cups from the city dustbins allows him to create simple shaped plastic statuettes, usually animals. Collecting and recycling of used plastic cups from the city dustbins allows him to create simple shaped plastic statuettes, usually animals.
The technique is based on melting down the plastic cups in fire on a burner. The technique is based on melting down the plastic cups in fire on a burner.
Then he shapes fused plastic mechanically and gives the material a design. Then he shapes fused plastic mechanically and gives the material a design.
The process is closed by sinking a statuette into the cold water. Due to the temperature of liquid plastic, artist's hands get burned often. The process is closed by sinking a statuette into the cold water. Due to the temperature of liquid plastic, artist's hands get burned often.
The artist works and sells his work in the Metropolitan Park of Cali, Colombia. The artist works and sells his work in the Metropolitan Park of Cali, Colombia.

Plastic Art

Cali, Colombia – 2 April 2004

Jhón Jairo Morales, a Colombian street artist, is an author of the original sculpture technique. Collecting and recycling of used plastic cups from the city dustbins allows him to create simple shaped plastic figures, usually animals. The technique is based on melting down plastic in burner fire. Then he shapes fused plastic mechanically and gives the material a design. The artistic process is closed by sinking a figure into the cold water. The artist works and sells his sculptures in the Metropolitan Park of Cali.

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