Fascinating Art Installations Benjamin Von Wong’s Show Us The Problem Of Plastic Pollution

Do you get the message he’s sending through his art?


Fascinating Art Installations Benjamin Von Wong’s Show Us The Problem Of Plastic Pollution

The unique thing about Benjamin Von Wong’s works is that he uses truckloads of plastic straws, bottles, and cups in his installations to show how real and huge the problem of plastic pollution is. He shares behind-the-stage pictures, and we are surprised with how much effort it takes to bring his ideas to life. We hope that these art projects will open your eyes to how much the ocean needs us.

Apegeo gives a standing ovation to this artist, and we sincerely hope that you won’t ignore the message he’s sending through his art.

1. Mermaids Hate Plastic

“In this case, all I knew was that plastic pollution was a boring topic and I had to find a way to make it more interesting,” reveals Benjamin. The goal of the Mermaids Hate Plastic project was to initiate a conversation and inspire people to re-use.

Fascinating Art Installations Benjamin Von Wong’s Show Us The Problem Of Plastic Pollution


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A lot of volunteers joined this project to help prepare around 10,000 bottles for the installation. And the team spent the whole day looking for the best bottle patterns in a huge warehouse.

2. The Parting of the Plastic Sea

Benjamin created another installation that would show how much plastic was hiding in the ocean waters. With this project, he hoped to motivate people to turn down that next straw.

Fascinating Art Installations Benjamin Von Wong’s Show Us The Problem Of Plastic Pollution
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About 168,000 straws were gathered during 6 months to bring this concept to life. All straws were organized by color so they could represent different parts of the wave. For example, blue, green, and black straws were used for its base, white were put on the top, while orange and yellow ones represented sand.

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