Left Out

2015 – 2016

Dimensions: 60cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 60cm (L)

Materials: Hollow jesmonite cast encased in a bin liner

Maxwell Rushton | Left Out

Left Out developed from an almost insignificant experience when Maxwell appologised to a bin bag which he thought, for a split second, was as a homeless person after tripping over it whilst walking out a doorway.

As an experiment of bystander intervention, Maxwell placed the original sculpture of Left Out on various streets in London and filmed the public’s reaction as they passed, some stopping to investigate what they thought was a person in a bin-bag, others simply walking on.

Video footage of Left Out has so far been viewed by 40 million + times and shared by 2.5 million + people.

Collaboration with The Wallish, 2019

In October 2019 Maxwell was commissioned by homelessness charity, The Wallich, to create a series of sculptures made from casts of previously homelessness people - the casts were placed in bin bags and placed around the city.