Joshua Allen Harris and his Amazing Inflatable Garbage Bag Street Art

by Andrew Boni on December 6, 2008

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Who ever would have thought that a combination of garbage bags, subway grates, and tape would be capable of creating some of the coolest street art that we’ve ever seen? The installations of Joshua Allen Harris, a New York City based artist, have made waves within the street art community. Using the aforementioned items and a dash of creativity, Harris amazes New York City pedestrians with his inflatable garbage bag sculptures. When securely fastened to a subway grate, the bags (which look like trash) fill with air from the passing train below and take their shape. A few of his past creations include a polar bear, giraffe, ape, loch ness monster, a zoo, and something that closely resembles the creature from Cloverfield. Be sure to check out his interview with NY Magazine below.

Joshua Allen Harris' Inflatable Polar Bear

Joshua Allen Harris' Inflatable Polar Bear in NYC

Harris’ first creation was a polar bear:
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He went on to create an ape:
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And then a zoo:
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His interview:
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  • The Hones tApe

    Cool interview!

  • shnatell

    hi lol i will freak out if i see that on the street

  • shantell

    lol bi acsadent i spelt mi name rong its shantell

  • Andrew Boni

    haha yeah i bet it freaks out a lot of people

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