Tag: Awareness

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Artist Benjamin Von Wong's "Strawpocalypse" installation.

#Strawpocalypse: Using Art to Help Save the Environment

“It’s just one straw, said 8 billion people.” This line is what inspired Canadian photographer and artist Benjamin Von Wong to create his latest socially conscious art installation “The Parting of the Plastic Sea.” The stunning art piece is currently on display at the atrium of the Estella Place retail mall in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, until March 24, 2019.

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Polka-dotted house and painted car for the Heidelberg Project in Detroit, Michigan.

Tyree Guyton’s Polka-Dotted “Heidelberg Project” in Detroit

The “Heidelberg Project” is a world-famous square block of street art in a neighborhood once scarred by drugs and crime on Detroit’s East Side. It was created by urban environmental artist Tyree Guyton, assisted by his wife and grandfather, in 1986, in his effort to draw people’s attention to the state of the city following the 1967 Detroit Riots.