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Michelle creates sculptures of people from a range of waste materials. The armature is constructed from scrap wood and metal, and is then clad with card, plastics, metal and paper. Detail elements such as hands and faces are usually made in papier-mâché, using a mix of scrap paper. Materials used are often relevant to the portrait subject or client. The portrait sculptures give a fascinating snapshot of individual consumption and highlight the need to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste.