Meet the US street artist who makes sculptures with sticky tape!

July 3rd, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 3 (ANI): Street artist Mark Jenkins sculptures have provoked amazement from onlookers because theyre made entirely out of sticky tape and cling film.

The Washington DC based artist says that the aim of his artwork is to get people to question their surroundings, and explore the potential of the surreal.

Scores of his bizarre transparent installations have been turning up in cities across the world including London and New York City.

The sculptor crafts the stationary and food wrap into models of anything from people and animals to street furniture.

The 37-year-old then strategically places them in the street and studies people’s reactions to them.

His pieces have provoked confusion from emergency services, when they suddenly appear without warning or explanation.

Jenkins work includes a 10ft giraffe trying to eat a plastic bag from a tree in Washington DC and a sticky tape man hailing a taxi in New York City.

The reactions vary between laughter and fear, and the two tend to go hand in hand. When I left some figures of men in trash bags in London, passers by seemed to have a lot of fun with them, adding mops and a trash can, the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

He added that he once used over 300 rolls of sticky tape to make a cast of his Honda Civic car. (ANI)

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