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Volkswagen’s Think Blue Beetle is Made From 2,805 Pieces of Recycled Trash!

Posted By Charley Cameron On April 1, 2012 @ 2:02 am In automotive,carousel showcase,Features,Green Transportation,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

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Haribaabu Naatesan [4] created the Beetle art piece as part of Volkswagen’s Think Blue Campaign [8]. The extensive assortment of trash was collected during Think Blue Clean Up drives undertaken by the German auto-engineering firm at various locations. The trash was then meticulously sorted and assembled by Natesaan and his team over the course of 16 days, as shown in this nifty time-lapse video [9].

The Mumbai-based artist works entirely in the medium of scrap [10], creating large-scale intricate sculptures [11] with an intent to bring life to otherwise lifeless discarded objects.

The Think Blue Beetle is presently installed at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival [12] in Mumbai, where it will be on display until February 12.

+ Think Blue Beetle [13]

Via Rushlane [14]


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[3] Volkswagen Beetle: https://www.facebook.com/ThinkBlueBeetle

[4] Haribaabu Naatesan: http://www.fossilss.com/index.html

[5] scrap: http://inhabitat.com/sarah-frost-upcycles-thousands-of-computer-keys-into-qwerty-wall-art/

[6] classic car: http://inhabitat.com/volkswagen-will-reveal-a-new-electric-concept-car-at-the-detroit-auto-show/

[7] 60 mother boards: http://inhabitat.com/boat-made-100-from-trash-sets-sail-from-taiwan/

[8] Think Blue Campaign: http://thinkblue.vw.com/

[9] time-lapse video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YBQ31G4nRcA

[10] scrap: http://inhabitat.com/tom-shelton-turns-scavenged-scraps-into-adorable-sculptures/

[11] intricate sculptures: http://www.fossilss.com/recentWorks.html

[12] Kala Ghoda Arts Festival: http://www.kalaghodaassociation.com/

[13] + Think Blue Beetle: http://www.facebook.com/ThinkBlueBeetle

[14] Rushlane: http://www.rushlane.com/volkswagen-beetle-with-800-spark-plugs-and-60-motherboards-and-thats-not-all-vw-think-blue-campaign-1228162.html

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