150 million tons. Does this number make you dizzy? So you'll get even more when you know what it is. Today we count 150 million tons of plastics in the seas and oceans. And it's estimated that this appalling figure should be doubled by 2050.
So, to raise awareness of this plague, a New York architectural firm baptized STUDIOKCA had a great idea. On the occasion of Bruges Triennial 2018, the cabinet designed a giant blue whale entirely from plastic waste recovered in the oceans: 5 tons to be precise! This uplifting sculpture, is visible in the city of Bruges in Belgium from May 5 to September 16, 2018.
The sculpture measures more than 12 meters high and you can imagine, she is a carrier ofa strong ecological message. The waste was collected by an army of volunteers at Hawaii and allowed the construction of this whale more real than nature.
À Brugesit can be seen rising from a pool in the heart of the city center, just behind the statue of Van Eyck. Inevitably, we can only support these kinds of artistic initiatives that have a strong symbolic meaning and that militate in favor of a more respectful world of the animal and plant ecosystem. More information on the Kickstarter page of the project.
Imagined by: STUDIOKCA