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.
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. . . 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 email@example.com.