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Vietnamese Artist’s ‘Strawpocalypse’ Installation Highlights Plastic Pollution


Vietnamese artist Von Wong’s latest project involved six months of work, hundreds of volunteers and 168,000 plastic straws.

The result of all that effort was a 3-meter/10-foot-tall installation called “The Parting of the Plastic Sea,” which highlights the blight of plastic pollution.

The actual assembly of the installation took nearly two weeks, with straws of a certain color representing the different aspects of a wave.

Clear plastic bags were also used as both support for the straws and to diffuse the installation’s LED lighting.

For more info, check out the below video:

The Last Straw - ft. Steve Connell and The #Strawpocalypse

. . . And for a more behind-the-scenes flair, check out this video or go to Wong’s website. The installation is currently housed in a mall in Ho Chi Minh City through March 24th, 2019 and is actively searching for a new home. If you know of someone who would be interested, send an email to ben@vonwong.com.

Building The #Strawpocalypse - an installation made from 168,000 recycled straws (1/2)

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