Tim Noble and Sue Webster like to turn trash into treasure by creating stunning shadow art using a collection of random items that have included household rubbish, bones, animals, and even sex toys. The result is insanely realistic looking shadows that mimic recognizable images. The pair have been creating their artwork for well over a decade. Some of their most notable creations are featured above.
Said of their art by the pair’s official website, “Tim Noble and Sue Webster take ordinary things including rubbish, to make assemblages and then point light to create projected shadows which show a great likeness to something identifiable including self-portraits. The art of projection is emblematic of transformative art. The process of transformation, from discarded waste, scrap metal or even taxidermy creatures to a recognizable image, echoes the idea of ‘perceptual psychology’ a form of evaluation used for psychological patients. Noble and Webster are familiar with this process and how people evaluate abstract forms. Throughout their careers they have played with the idea of how humans perceive abstract images and define them with meaning. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones.”