Gallery: Wang Zhiyuan’s 37-Foot-Tall Trash Tornado Spirals Into the Sky

 
Whirling like a tornado from the ground, Wang Zhiyuan’s giant sculpture is made entirely from trash. Called “Thrown to the Wind,” the soaring tower rises 36 feet inside a double-height gallery called White Rabbit. The sculpture recycles hundreds of plastic containers of all sizes to create an imposing yet graceful work, which aims to highlight the prevalence of litter and pollution in the artist's hometown of Beijing.

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