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German artist take his “Trash People” to Israel

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04-03-2014 20:05 BJT

Artists today are using all manner of materials to create work. Now one artist has made hundreds of human-sized figures out of recycled trash- currently on display at the Ariel Sharon Park, on the outskirts of Tel Aviv in Israel.

German artist Ha Schult constructed his unique statues from an assortment of recycled materials such as iron, cans, computer parts and other pieces of junk. From that he created these life size statues- and he has a message to convey.

"I started 20 years ago to create installation which shows the world as a mirror of ourselves. We produce garbage and we will be garbage, when we will not change our minds. We have to change, before the world will change us." said Ha Schult, Artist.

Schult, a native of Cologne, said he is happy to be in Israel, which he describes as a "mixture of all countries in the world".

The 74-year-old first displayed his "Trash People" in Germany in 1996. Since then his figures have appeared in numerous locations including Moscow’s Red Square, the Great Wall of China and the Giza Pyramids.

The life size statues will be on display to the public from Saturday until the end of April.

German artist Ha Schult constructed his unique statues from an assortment of recycled materials such as iron, cans, computer parts and other pieces of junk.

German artist Ha Schult constructed his unique statues from an
assortment of recycled materials such as iron, cans, computer parts and
other pieces of junk.

German artist Ha Schult constructed his unique statues from an assortment of recycled materials such as iron, cans, computer parts and other pieces of junk.

German artist Ha Schult constructed his unique statues from an
assortment of recycled materials such as iron, cans, computer parts
and other pieces of junk.

German artist Ha Schult constructed his unique statues from an assortment of recycled materials such as iron, cans, computer parts and other pieces of junk.

German artist Ha Schult constructed his unique statues from an
assortment of recycled materials such as iron, cans, computer parts
and other pieces of junk.

German artist Ha Schult constructed his unique statues from an assortment of recycled materials such as iron, cans, computer parts and other pieces of junk.

German artist Ha Schult constructed his unique statues from an
assortment of recycled materials such as iron, cans, computer parts
and other pieces of junk.

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