Gallery: 40,000 Plastic Bags Re-purposed to Create Florentijn Hofman’s ...

 
Florentijn Hofman has a knack for creating lighthearted, large-scale installations that are certain to draw a crowd. Gigantic floating rubber ducks, biodegradable muskrats, and huge red dogs have all made their way from Hofman's imagination into the towns and countrysides of Europe. Now, single-use plastic bags are getting a second life as part of the Dutch artist's latest installation. The artist used over 40,000 disposable bags to cover the bodies of two gigantic slugs that were pulled slowly through the streets of Angers, France. The sculptures measured a towering 18 x 7.5 x 5 meters, and took about two weeks to build.

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