This Artist’s Garbage Is Infested With Tiny Monsters, But That’s Okay

Artist Steve Casino has a problem. No matter what he tosses in the trash — whether it be dental floss, a can, or a walnut shell — it always ends up coming back for more.

The funny thing about this situation is that when these bits of garbage return, they’re not alone.

These little guys pop up just about everywhere.

Of course, they’re not always that monstrous.

And they’re certainly very adaptable.

You’ve probably figured out by now that these are, in fact, art projects. They’re all part of a series that Casino creates using clay, paint, and discarded items from his home. Using the form of the discarded item, Casino crafts one-of-a-kind creatures inside of them. The results are pretty adorable.

The items, like this Altoids tin, are carefully cut apart before monsters are added to the mix.

Casino will use just about anything to create his bizarre little friends.

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Because he works with objects of all shapes, sizes, and materials, his creatures are unique to their environments.

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Each one has a personality of its own.

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“Andy Warhol always reminded me of a monster from the Muppets,” Casino explains.

We’re inclined to agree.

And in case you were wondering how it’s done…

…he was kind enough to let the world in on his secret. Pun intended.

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You can see more of Casino’s work on his website, as well as on Facebook and Instagram. He’s best known for the paintings he creates on peanut shells, so you can see his ever-growing collection of those while you’re at it.

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