Wood Sculptures That Highlight Environmental Waste by Willy Verginer

Italian sculptor Willy Verginer designs metaphorical sculptures from wood, pieces that let his carving skills to stand out with minimum additions of monochrome bands of paint. The oranges, greens, and blues he adds places his subjects into dark scenes, like his sculpture of a small kid who appears to swim within trash covered in dark blue paint. Other carvings also point towards environmental decay, such as a character that holds a leaking gas can, and a stag that is remodeled by the oil canisters that serves as its stand.

Verginer’s latest work is involved in the group exhibition After Industry at Wasserman Projects in Detroit till April 8, 2017. You can see more of his carvings on his Instagram.