Anything can become art in the hands of a true talent. Stephanie Kilgast takes discarded items like cans, broken plates, jars and sculpts around them, giving the trash new lives as pieces of art.

The French artist uses polymer clay to create nature-inspired forms sprout from the found objects. "My work is an ode to life, where plants and fungi meet insects, animals, and minerals," she writes on her website. "These encounters are growing in a colorful swirl of diversity, and the erratic growth develops on found objects, in a dialogue between humanity and nature."

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Maria K 1 year ago

I absolutely love the color and the detail in this one.. I could stare at it for hours!

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Squishyshiba 1 year ago

I get it the eyes are the camera's lenses

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Diver Driver 1 year ago

Reminds me of asparagus....

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Caleb Sogge 1 year ago

Awwwwww, its a water bear!

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catarie 1 year ago

this is one of my favorites do you agree??

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Suzana Stantic 1 year ago

I hate bugs... But this is lovely <3

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sharron lynn parsons 1 year ago

Yes, the many oil spills are doing tremendous damage to everything in the ocean, including the fish we eat !!!

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Caleb Sogge 1 year ago

I like how these are mostly made of shiny tin cans. Gives masterpieces like this even more prettiness.

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Antoinette Duarte 1 year ago

These flowers and their smiles are contagious!

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Caleb Sogge 1 year ago

Why the mouth? I like but it's kinda creepy...

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Caleb Sogge 1 year ago

Ladybuglike creatures are impossible underwaterbut this is cute!

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Jason Abillama-Villegas 1 year ago

I'm glad I finally clicked on this, very cool... not to dumb it down, but it reminds me of the movie Annihilation, which I also enjoyed.

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Vernice Aure 1 year ago

They're Jitter Bugs.

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catarie 1 year ago

looks magical if it was real!!