Don’t lie down on this computer-parts carpet

Thousands of computer and other parts went into Uribe's carpet.

(Credit: Pipe Yanguas)

If you laid out all the electronics components you’ve ever owned on the floor, what would it look like?

Maybe something along the lines of Federico Uribe‘s “Tapete” (carpet). It’s fashioned out of thousands of discarded computer and other electronics components.

The Miami-based conceptual artist uses objects from daily life in sculptures that evoke animals, plants, and human figures.

His work “Everybody Gets Screwed,” for instance, features busts of people including Marylin Monroe made out of all manner of screws.


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“Garden on Gardening Tools,” meanwhile features trees and plants made of shovels, rakes, and trowels.

In his carpet piece, Uribe made use of cables, motherboards, fans, keyboard keys, phone connectors, CDs, and at least one Dell mouse. Check out more photos in the gallery below.

“Every object has a meaning, every word has a meaning,” Uribe say… [Read more]

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