Recycled Bottles and Textile Tree Celebrate Olympics in London

August 7, 2012 / No Comments

London’s South Bank has got a new look. Part of an Olympic celebration, Scottish artist Gayle Chong Kwan has used thousands of recycled plastic milk bottles to create a serene, fluffy looking environment.

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The bottles are erected or hanged down in such a way that they look like the “landscape” of stalagmites and stalactites. If you take a stroll through the installation, you can hear Moravians and Londoners talking about waste and the urban environment.

Arranged in a hidden balcony of the bank, the concept is the brainchild of Scottish artist Gayle Chong Kwan. She got the inspiration from the residents of Moravia, a neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia, which was built on the city’s rubbish dump.

Another structure that’s hard to miss is Under the Baobab. This is a 14-meter Baobab tree. This is not any Baobab tree, but is made out of old textiles. Fabrics from all around are wrapped around the tree, symbolizing the confluence of different cultures.