The Bruge Whale...
We all know the world is going to hell in a handcart.
A plastic handcart that is ruining the ocean and all the beautiful life in there!!!
Just like the wonderful programme Blue Planet and David Attenborough, StudioKCA, a Brooklyn-based team of architects and designers led by Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang have set set out to create work that is exploring mankind’s impact on the planet.
The Bruge Whale has been created for the Triënnale Brugges 2018,
Seen breaching from the Canal at Jan Van Eyck Square in the Historic Center of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the work is a humpback whale constructed entirely from plastic waste found in the ocean.
Made by using 10,000 pounds of plastic waste found from the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, StudioKCA created the massive installation, collaborating with the Hawaii Wildlife Fund to gather the plastic used in the installation over the span of four months. The studio released a statement speaking about the design.
They stated: “Pound for pound, there is more plastic waste from our cities swimming in the ocean than there are whales.” The statement went on to add “A whale, breaching from the water, is the first ‘skyscraper of the sea,’ and as the largest mammal in the water, it felt like the right form for our piece to take in order to show the scope and scale of the problem.” The installation is now on display at the Bruges canal near the Jan Van Eyck statue until September 16.
The installation is now on display at the Bruges canal near the Jan Van Eyck statue until September 16.