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Objectivist philosophy

Miami-based artist Federico Uribe has a unique approach to creating sculptures, using everyday objects in a new way. He's not preaching recycling or environmental activism, but is more interested in conveying feelings.

His spectacular work "Tapete" (carpet) is composed of a myriad of computer components.

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Wire end caps, plugs, and CPU fans adorn Federico Uribe's carpet.
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Thousands of parts were used to make the carpet.

"The whole process of working with objects is like playing with (the shapes of) clouds when you were a kid," artist Federico Uribe said in a 2011 interview.

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A bicycle reflector sits at the center of this circle of parts in the carpet. Keyboard keys form one of the rings.
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Keyboard keys, phone connectors, and parts of motherboards are seen in this close-up of the work. It would not make for a cozy place to relax.
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A Dell mouse, phone connectors, and broken circuit boards form swirling patterns in the carpet.

"We are overwhelmed by objects so I use them," artist Federico Uribe has said. "This is about thinking that objects are not objects themselves, objects are materials themselves."

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