Trash People, Plaza Real Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton
Only for a week, until June 9, we have 300 of HA Schult's Trash People adorning the Plaza Real in the city centre.
Constructed mostly out of tin cans with the odd computer component thrown in, they occupy most of the square. "We live in the trash time: we produce trash and we become trash. Therefore HA Schult's 'Trash People' are images of ourselves", according to the Trash People website (link below).
To be honest, I'd have been more impressed if they didn't appear to be mass-produced, weren't laid out in rigidly straight lines and weren't all the same height… Perhaps I'm missing something!