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Fun and Playful Reinterpretation of an Ordinary City

We've all heard the saying “one man's trash is another man's treasure” but France-based artist Sandrine Estrade Boulet takes the idiom and turns everyday trash into a treasure for everyone to experience. The visual artist, who lives and works in Boulogne Billanourt, captures average streets littered with trash and foliage and digitally transforms them into fun, high-spirited images. She takes mundane scenes from life and reinterprets them by adding limbs and faces to inanimate objects, breathing a refreshingly jovial new life into them.

Boulet's playful outlook on life reinvents the urban world. A pile of garbage bags waiting to be picked up by the sanitation truck is enlivened simply by the addition of a pair of cartoonish arms extending from their crumpled bodies. A patch of greenery peeking out of a crack in the pavement is re-envisioned as a cheerleader's pom pom energetically thrust into the air. Through the artist's surreal view of the world, the shape and form of each city figure is reassigned to a new entity.

There's something to be said about finding the fun in litter and the ordinary. In addition to her city re-imaginings, Boulet adds her touch of humorous and entertaining art to photos of nature and kids.

Sandrine Estrade Boulet website
via [faith is torment]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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