09/19/2014 12:24 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bordalo II Transforms Street Trash Into Gigantic Works Of Art

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, finds his inspiration by rifling through Lisbon's refuse.

Where others might see discarded crates, tires and plastic containers, Bordalo sees ideal materials to incorporate into his artwork. His creations, located throughout the city, are composed of trash and recycled materials, which he spray-paints and molds into new forms, transforming heaps of garbage into oversized ducks or gigantic insects.

In addition to his ongoing trash series, Bordalo also spray-paints railroad tracks around Portugal to create whimsical scenes and playful sheet music designs along the track lines.

Check out some of his remarkable urban art below and head over to his Facebook for more pieces.

bordalo bird

bordalo duck

bordalo butterfly

bordalo croc

bordalo train tracks

h/t Colossal