Artists are creators. They make something out of anything and sometimes, nothing. In Belgium; Bruges to be precise, a convention of artworks was held were amazing creations were exhibited. However, there was one magnificent creation that stole the day from other works. It was the work of an architecture and design company, Studiokca, located in the United States of America. They had made a huge humpback whale out of tons of plastic waste. This magnificence drew everyone to the historical creation, only for it to be discovered that there is a more important message behind the creation of this whale.
A Massive Task Ahead
Some time ago in New York, designers at Studiokca, the architecture, and design company agreed on creating a 38-foot tall whale with nothing but plastic waste. The workers at this company got to work by doing a cleanup of several beaches, supported by the Hawaii Wildlife Fund. Unbelievably and with collective hard work, they were able to gather up about Ten thousand (10,000) pounds of waste plastic from the oceans they had cleaned. With the materials on the ground, the only thing that held them back was funds.
Kickstarter Campaigning For Financial Support
The team of young designers needed equipment for the huge task ahead of them. They needed cranes, and other heavy-duty equipment, steel, and aluminum parts to hold their creation together. They knew the task they had set themselves to was not an easy one, but they were not ready to quit for anything, not even funds. To achieve their dream of creating this whale, they started a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for the project.
Whale of A Design
After a while of campaigning and sourcing for funds, they had the money they needed for the design to become a reality. So, they got to work immediately, building a very large and specifically detailed plastic whale. They spent months trying and retrying the creation of this massive piece. The project took a lot of time but after four months, it was completed; designed, built and installed! It became one of the biggest achievements of the firm.
The Bigger Picture; Global Awareness
The whale was by far one of the most beautiful artistic creations, but its message was even more important. It was created to send an important message to the world. The 38 feet tall plastic whale was created to show the pain and inconvenience that the human pollution of the oceans causes the whales amongst the many other aquatic animals and plants.
The oceans contain more than 150 million tons of plastic waste, that cannot decay and that continue to pollute the natural habitat of aquatic life. This, in turn, affects the humans and the global ecosystem. This whale is creating a buzz in the world of invention and art while passing the message of aquatic pollution to everyone who comes across its brilliance. The world needs to hear the message, and they have done a great job in sending it.