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World at War

Blake McFarland's avatar Blake McFarland

World at War is a larger than life hero character made out of recycled tires emerging out of a pile of waste. Each piece of garbage was gathered from the remote coastline as well as local landfill and represents everyday items that we humans discard . The hero character hoists up a broken and collapsing earth, representing our society's wastefulness and detrimental impact on our environment. The theme of this sculpture is to make each viewer reflect their own decisions on waste disposal and to be more conscious about our environment. This sculpture took over 3 months to create and uses over 100 recycled tires as well as 1500 hidden screws. To see the entire process and story of World at War, please visit www.blakemcfarland.com and watch the short documentary.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5'
  • Medium: Recycled Tires and Garbage
  • Width: 6'
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 12'