Turning 5,000 discarded cell phones into art

Artist Rob Pettit, a 2007 graduate of the SMFA, creates cell phone art to highlight the proliferation and waste of cell phones

Rob Pettit sits on one of his installations

Artist Rob Pettit creates his artwork out of obsolete, discarded or recycled cell phones. His instillation are painstakingly arranged flower-swirls and stacked mini-mountains, as well as paintings . Here we take a look at some of his most recent work.

Photo: Rob Pettit sits on one of his installations

Cell phone circle sculpture installation by Rob Pettit

Cell phone circle sculpture installation by Rob Pettit

Cell phone circle sculpture installation by Rob Pettit

Cell phone circle sculpture installation by Rob Pettit

Cell phone circle sculpture installation by Rob Pettit

Cell phone circle sculpture installation by Rob Pettit

A painting made with small phones by Rob Pettit.

A painting made with small phones by Rob Pettit.

Installation of artwork by Rob Pettit made entirely of old cell phones.

Installation of artwork by Rob Pettit made entirely of old cell phones.

Rob Pettit's street installation in Albany.

Rob Pettit's street installation in Albany.

Installation of artwork sculpture made entirely of old cellphones by Rob Pettit.
Installation of artwork sculpture made entirely of old cellphones by Rob Pettit.
Installation of artwork sculpture made entirely of old cellphones by Rob Pettit.

Installation of artwork sculpture made entirely of old cellphones by Rob Pettit.

Installation of artwork sculpture made entirely of old cellphones by Rob Pettit.

Installation of artwork sculpture made entirely of old cellphones by Rob Pettit.

Installation of artwork sculpture made entirely of old cellphones by Rob Pettit.

Installation of artwork sculpture made entirely of old cellphones by Rob Pettit.