Sophia Nielsen is an artist who has worked in waste for the past three years. Her concern continues to grow about the state of waste systems in the world and the impending challenges humanity will face to remediate the damage of single-use culture and corporate-sponsored environmental policy. In this series of trashy illustrations, she depicts scenes of nature’s nonhuman reducers, recyclers and reusers with dark humor to address such human issues as plastic in the ocean and irresponsible disposal of nuclear waste. She hopes that in personifying these topics, they might be contemplated out of the sub-compartmentalized part of our minds where we throw our waste, and brought into the forefront of a future we feel responsible for.
You can find more of her art on Etsy at From Trash With Love.