Happy World Oceans Day 2017!
2000 abandoned shoes were used to create this 'trash-land-art | 垃圾山水' installation within the past two days leading up to World Oceans Day with the help of an amazing team of friends and support from PlasticFreeSeas , Ecomarine and LivingLamma ! These shoes are all marine litter and were collected over the past months on three different beaches on Lantau, the biggest island of Hong Kong. The artist liina klauss creates these beautiful outdoor installations since 2011 as she says "making shit look good" to raise awareness for the pollution of our oceans.
|'2000 lost soles' at Tong Fuk pebble beach, South Lantau, HK|
The installation is part of a larger project called '10.000 lost soles' (#10000lostsoles). liina asks schools, corporates and individuals to collect abandoned shoes on beaches, in country parks and in the city of Hong Kong itself until the number of 10.000 is reached. Then an even bigger outburst of colour is waiting to come alive!
|Keilem from Ecomarine helping to paint the blues|
|Dana and Julia from Plastic Free Seas adding last soles to '2000 lost soles'|
Collection points are on Lantau Island, Hong Kong:
- Lo Kei Wan Beach
- Tong Fok Pebble Beach
- Tai Long Wan Beach
Or start your own collection point on a beach near you! If you are a teacher, an enthusiastic hiker, a nature lover or corporate and feel inspired to help, please contact any one of the NGOs: PlasticFreeSeas , Ecomarine, LivingLamma or the artist directly.
|Year 4 students from Rennaissance College in Hong Kong helping to sort the mess|
"The heritage of pollution that we pass on to our children is traumatizing. My goal is to give children the possibility to work creatively in nature, seeing and grasping the impact of man-made pollution and finding a creative translation for this trauma with their own two hands. It is by no means the solution. But it is in its own a form of cure and a way to shift awareness." (liina klauss)
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