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.