L I V I N G L U N G S
This 4.5 meter tall x 4 meters wide piece is constructed from recycled car parts, exhaust pipes, industrial machinery and sculpted tyres. These all represent polluting elements and industries that have led to deforestation and ultimately the climate emergency we now face. Our sculpture, hung from a telegraph pole, featured prominently in Shangri-La. The result was akin to a huge hanging basket. The Living Lungs, although having an industrial feel to them, are conversely soft and organic. The bronchioles divide and grow to create shelving for a selection of plants. The plants symbolise mother nature reclaiming, correcting and enveloping the catastrophic mess mankind’s insatiable appetite has caused. This provocative piece enforces the message that we need to protect our planet's forests and flora as we face the sixth mass extinction.
Concept- Felicity Jones and Rusty Nutt metalworks.
Design and build- Felicity Jones with help from Gemma de Cisneros, Rusty Nutt and Annalisa Mandia
Planting design: Mak Gilchrist of the Edible bus stop (landscape architecture)
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the Edible bus stop https://theediblebusstop.com