The UN Conference on Sustainable Development was held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil recently to “reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet” and in honor of this event, these massive fish sculptures were erected on the Botafogo Beach. These sculptures were built using tens of thousands of discarded water bottles attached to massive internally lit fish sculptures. These water bottles give the appearance of fish scales when seen from a distance and they look particularly beautiful at night, which is shown below:
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If you enjoy this kind of art, see how others are educating the public about how marine trash is affecting our world’s oceans at the The Washed Ashore: Plastics, Sea Life and Art project.