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

Underneath the myriad of plastics, Zhiyuan and his assistants built a metal framework, which holds the garbage components in place, all 36 feet up. Once the framework was assembled, sections of plastic bottles were strung together, slowly building up the circumference. As the tower got taller, Zhiyuan switched to smaller plastic bottles, letting the sculpture take shape to an elegant and curving point.

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