In Brandon Jan Blommaert's "Eco Station" sculptures, discarded objects are recycled into alien bodies and set loose against Earthly landscapes.

Blommaert creates whimsical scenes of trash-inspired aliens and monsters: a giant bird made of plastic trophies, a pair of critters who retrieve their companion's head (which is made up of back issues of Nature), and spiky-topped bipeds with egg crate arms and coffee cup fingers. In addition to the finished products, Blommaert's Flickr stream includes a series of "making of" photos, showing the strange array of materials that went into his trashy creatures.

[Blommaert's Flickr via FFFFOUND!]

Your Trash Attains Sentience in Alien SculpturesS

Your Trash Attains Sentience in Alien SculpturesS

Your Trash Attains Sentience in Alien SculpturesS

Your Trash Attains Sentience in Alien SculpturesS

Your Trash Attains Sentience in Alien SculpturesS

Your Trash Attains Sentience in Alien SculpturesS

Your Trash Attains Sentience in Alien SculpturesS

Your Trash Attains Sentience in Alien SculpturesS

Your Trash Attains Sentience in Alien SculpturesS

Your Trash Attains Sentience in Alien SculpturesS