Photographer Benjamin Von Wong is known for his thought-provoking work. His aim is to bring out the importance of growing social issues like climate change and plastic pollution in our oceans. Wong got wider recognition when he used two tons of electronic waste to show how it should be recycled and used in the future.
The artist’s latest art installment shows how plastic pollution is affecting the oceans and destroying our planet. His piece, called “The Parting of the Plastic Sea,” is made exclusively out of plastic straws.
“Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists on the planet today in some form,” wrote Wong on Bored Panda. “How terrifying to think that all those tiny purchase decisions we make add up to so much over one lifetime. ‘The parting of the plastic sea’ hopes to focus on one tiny part of the problem: straws, to ignite a greater conversation.”
Wong and his team collected 168,000 straws on the streets of Vietnam over the course of six months in order to create this masterpiece.
You can see how he created this piece in a video on his YouTube channel, but check out his photos as well.