Contemporary environmental art sculpture. 5 Totems made from found plastic objects and stainless steel. Abstract recycled art created from plastics collected from Australian beaches.
John Dahlsen collects and manipulates flotsam and jetsam from the east coast beaches of Australia. In his wall pieces John creates landscapes of colors, which on closer inspection turn out be discarded pieces of everyday plastic, spoons, dolls and figurines. John meticulously collects, cleans, sorts, assembles and places these found objects by texture, size and color. The pieces in the wall works take on landscape characteristics due to careful layering and placement of objects.