Artist Von Wong and frequent collaborator and social impact strategist Laura Francois have unleashed their latest thought-provoking art installation, which will make you think twice about ever using a plastic cup again. Plastikophobia appears like a crystal-like cave, but look closer: it’s made from a staggering 18,000 disposable plastic cups that were collected from Singapore’s food courts over just one and a half days. Let that number sink in for a moment and don’t ever forget it. These throw-away cups have been collected, cleaned, melted and fused together to become at once creepy and beautiful. It’s a scene you need to experience in the flesh before the cups make their way to the incinerator (like the majority of plastic in Singapore that doesn’t get recycled) after the exhibit’s six-week run.
Watch the making of this mind-blowing project before seeing it for yourself: