When street artist My Dog Sighs finds litter scattered on the sidewalk, he takes advantage of the situation and turns it into artwork. The artist paints faces on all kinds of crushed cans, giving personality and character to each selected canvas. He says he is “drawn to novelty like a magnet, and loves reaching out to touch every person or thing that is fascinated with its newness.”
To create each piece in the Canman series, My Dog Sighs first covers the bottom of the can with a stony gray paint that serves as the skin color. He then creates all kinds of happy, sad, and grumpy facial expressions that give new life to the former trash. When he completes the piece, he leaves it prominently placed on a sidewalk for someone to discover and to take home. The project is a rare form of installation art as well as an inventive form of recycling!
My Dog Sighs is also known for creating street art on a grander scale, as you can see in his optical illusion sidewalk art, here.