Gallery: 8 Ton Volkswagon Beetle Sculpture Joins 400 Other Objects in a...

 
the sculptures also create an artificial reef for marine creatures.

Although typically associated with the more benign variety of consumer, the Beetle is nonetheless a popular icon that evokes memories of our rapid commercial development. Called Anthropocene, the 8 ton cement VW has a well-rounded shape that gives it extra stability 8 meters below the Gulf of Mexico’s surface. Fitted out with all sorts of secret hiding spots, the VW creates an ideal home for a variety of marine creatures.

+ Jason de Caires Taylor

Via My Modern Met

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  1. anreise June 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Interesting that they cast a new VW out of concrete instead of just sinking a couple of decommissioned ones from the junkyard. That’s uber green… What will the artists think of next?

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