Portuguese street artist and activist Bordalo II has debuted ‘Wild Wild Waste’ – his most ambitious installation to date – on the site of an abandoned motel in Downtown Las Vegas. The installation is the latest from the activist and ecologic artist who is widely known for his large-scale ‘Trash Animal’ series made from materials found in wastelands, dumpsters, abandoned factories, scrap yards and recycling centres.

In Wild Wild Waste he has created a 10,000 square foot zoo parody, with oversized sculptural installations of wild animals dotted amongst the abandoned motel backdrop. Bordalo II aims to provoke viewers to consider the nature of humanity, waste production and the commodification of animal habitats.

Bordalo II’s ‘Wild Wild Waste’ is produced by global creative house JustKids, on behalf of clothing retailer Zappos – strange? Damn right. This is a waste installation from a huge clothing retailer that helps to add hundreds of thousands of clothes to landfil. Still, it’s a start!