Brooklyn’s own StudioKCA was commissioned to create a piece for the Bruges Triennial 2018 in Belgium. They came up with a massive piece called Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale), and it’s not just a piece of momentary distraction of the eye but also an environmental statement, made as it is from more than 10,000 pounds of plastic that had formerly been polluting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. As the studio itself explains the sculpture:
“Pound for pound, there is more plastic waste from our cities swimming in the ocean than there are whales … A whale, breaching from the water, is the first ‘skyscraper of the sea,’ and as the largest mammal in the water, it felt like the right form for our piece to take in order to show the scope and scale of the problem.”
If you’re not going to be in Belgium to check out Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale) any time soon, you can learn more at the official StudioKCA site right here.