Dear friends, I need your help.

My latest sculpture, Why People Can’t Fly, highlights how discarded plastic waste is ruining our planet.

My aim is for the piece to include plastic trash picked up from every corner of the planet to show how widespread the problem has become.

So far, I have received garbage from everywhere from Chad to Papau New Guinea, and from other countries shaded green in the map above.

I now need examples from the countries currently not included, and the names of those who participate will be engraved on the sculpture’s podium.

The completed piece will then be sold at the Monte Carlo Gala for the Ocean, hosted by the Prince Albert Foundation, on September 26.

The profits will go towards financing sustainable ocean projects worldwide.

A second sculpture will then be exhibited in Moscow, Switzerland, London, and finally at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada in 2019.

The message behind #whypeoplecantfly is to encourage people to reduce the consumption of plastic, initially by taking three easy steps.

 

Do not buy drinks in small plastic bottles. Use glass or larger bottles instead.

Do not buy plastic bags every time you go shopping, re-use old bags.

Do not throw any plastic on the street. Much of this makes it way via drains to the oceans.

To take part, simply click the link below and send us your details.

The production of the sculpture is supported by art-park La Collection’Air.

With thanks

Vasily Klyukin

Artist

With the support of

Dear Friends!

I invite you join the creation of a very important ecological art-project WHY PEOPLE CAN’T FLY

This is a sculpture that will be filled with plastic trash from all the countries in the world, continents, states and islands.

26th of September, during Monte Carlo Gala for the global ocean it will be sold, all earnings are to finance the sustainable ocean projects worldwide.
The second sculpture will be exhibited in Moscow, in the Swiss park @lacollectionair, in London, and in summer of 2019 it will go to Burning Man festival.

I’m looking forward to your support in collecting the trash, which is the core of the sculpture. We will fill the balloons with the pieces that you will send us, that way you are becoming co-authors of the sculpture. The names of those who participated will be engraved on the podium.

I have already received garbage from Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, Greece, France, Algeria, Kenya, Australia and Tunisia. These countries are painted green on the map.

The aim of #whypeoplecantfly is to encourage people to reduce the consumption of plastic with three available options:

  • Do not buy drinks in small plastic bottles. Only in big or glass ones.
  • Do not buy plastic bags every time you go shopping, bring your own.
  • Do not throw plastic on the street. The ocean starts at the drains, so in a year even simple stub is going to reach the Pacific Trash Patch

The production of the sculpture is supported by the Independent UK and art-park La Collection’Air.

Vasily Klyukin

At the moment the sculpture contains plastic waste collected from more than 50 countries from all over the world, which covers 50% of the Earth.
Besides that, there are some interesting facts about it:
  • Why People Can’t Fly can be assembled and disassembled within an hour
  • Not a single device to hold it together, no wielding, glue or locking, just gravitation.
  • Consists of 5 types of material: glass, bronze, wood, steel and plastic
  • Assembled from 50 details without casting
  • Each of the 8 balloons has different color and consist from three glass details: the balloon, inside tube and a cap
  • Contains several hundreds of plastic pieces
  • The podium is engraved with the initials of those, who sent the plastic
  • 5 editions have different colouring
  • WPCF will be exhibited in at least 7 cities including Moscow

Easy ways to reduce your plastic waste

Do not buy drinks in small plastic bottles. Only in big or glass ones.

Do not buy plastic bags every time you go shopping, bring your own.

Do not throw plastic on the street. The ocean starts at the drains, so in a year even simple stub is going to reach the Pacific Trash Patch

Send us plastic waste and be a part of international project

use this form to request address where you send your plastic waste