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Artist Turns Plastic Waste Into Giant Gorgeous Sculptural Installation

By Aimee Lutkin

Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho was commissioned by the Potato Head Beach Club to create an art installation for their Seminyak location. The result is "Bouquet of Love" a 30' by 20' sculpture made entirely from plastic waste:

Travel and Leisure Asia reports that Nugroho built his reputation as a street artist, using found materials and making walls into his canvas. He's gone on to collaborate with Louis Vuitton and IKEA, so he certainly knows how to work with larger groups, but Nugroho told reporters that "Bouquet of Love" had a special meaning for him.

“I was deeply drawn to this project because environmental damage and pollution will have an effect on every aspect of life, not just art,” he said. “My love for Indonesia inspired me to create 'Bouquet of Love.' Indonesia is a rich, magnificent tropical country, which is also experiencing dynamic growth and development.” 

Even where the installation is place is significant; it faces the Indian Ocean, from the roof of the Escalier boutique, and much of the materials Nugroho used washed ashore from  the water it faces. He collected most of the pieces himself and the repurposed trash ranges from water bottles to broken down electronics, according to One Green Planet.