Look closely, there’s a lot more to these vibrant murals than spray paint. Portuguese street artist Bordalo II uses urban detritus found on the very streets where he paints to create beautiful mixed media murals and installations. Discarded appliances and scrap metal become a vivid scarlet macaw that appears ready to fly from its wall. Elsewhere the trash in a dumpster is reborn as giant pink flowers growing up out of the bin.

Visit Bordalo II’s website and Instagram account to check out more of his work.

[via Scene360]