Monday, March 21, 2011

Trash People

I'm not sure how I've missed this until now. In 1996 (!) artist Ha Schult created an army of one thousand life sized figures completely made of trash. They have been installed in high profile spots like Moscow's Red Square (1999), The Great Wall of China (2001), and The Pyramids of Giza (2002). It's difficult to tell from the the info I can find online if the installation in 2008 in Antarctica was the grand finale, or if there are plans for future installations. If so, I hope to catch one at some point.

Find out more about Ha Schult and his work.


Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

amazing isn't it- the thought of moving those pieces to so many locations is also so ambitious-
nice to meet you. Ren

adaptive reuse said...

Hi Ren, It's very ambitious. Probably not without it's own massive carbon footprint! It's so hard to feel good about doing almost anything today!! Great blog, btw. I've added you to my blogroll here and look forward to following your posts.