Giant plastic whale in the canals of Utrecht, Netherlands
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A giant whale made from 5 tonnes of plastic waste jumps up from the water of a canal in Utrecht. The artwork is in Utrecht during a period in 2019 and Utrecht University and its partners are organising activities for the theme of sustainability around the presence of the enormous art installation.
The whale, or, as the artwork is officially called, The Skyscraper, is an art project created by architecture firm Studio KCA from New York, for the BrugesTriennial. More than five tonnes of plastic waste collected from the beaches of Hawaii was used to create the artwork. It breaches out of the water, eleven metres tall.