Sculpture of Steve Jobs Made from His Own Domestic Waste
Published on: 28th Sep 2012
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An artist described as "post pc" and with an acronym for a name is to show off a sculpture of the late Steve Jobs made from rubbish collected from the former Apple CEO's own domestic bins.
Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) says that Post PC artist XVALA will debut his latest sculpture of the Apple-banned Steve Jobs action figure in an upcoming gallery show at AIS Editions in the Los Angeles Brewery Arts Complex.
"Think Different" a sculpture of Steve Jobs dressed in his traditional turtleneck and Levi's jeans attire, with iPhone 5 presented in hand, was fabricated from M.I.C. Gadget's Steve Jobs action figure that was discontinued after legal threats from Apple's lawyers in 2010.
Coated in an "Apple White finish," the sculpture is cast in the artist's patented plastic porcelain, mixed with a recycled resin made up of Steve Job's residential trash which the artist collected from the tech icon's home several months before his death.
"The 'Jobs' sculpture represents the pros and cons in pursing the quality of life," said Cory Allen. "Unfortunately, there are adverse effects bestowed on a global population when supporting a vision."
The artist is also making a protest about the working conditions at Apple supplier, Foxconn
"Either waiting in line or in an assembly line, Apple is to die for," said XVALA. "Unfortunately, Apple thinks it's all the same."
He added that a limited edition series coated in Apple Black will serve as a "motif for the past suicides at the Foxconn factories."