Waste to Wonder – Recycled Art Exhibit
August 8 to September 8, 2019
Can an environmental hazard be transformed into something positive — even beautiful?
That’s the goal of Waste to Wonder, an awe-inspiring art exhibit being displayed in the Grand Court of Metropolis at Metrotown, from August 8 to September 8.
The Waste to Wonder exhibit consists of five life-size sculptures of Canadian at-risk wildlife (the narwhal, orca, bison, grizzly, and caribou), each of them made from recycled flip flops by Ocean Sole Africa. More than 6,500 flip flops were used to make the sculptures, requiring 2,500+ hours of work by more than two dozen artists, and is Ocean Sole’s largest exhibit to date in the world.
About Ocean Sole Africa
Ocean Sole Africa is a Kenya-based social enterprise that “upcycles” flip-flop waste and turns it into animal art sculptures. The Waste to Wonder exhibit is the organization’s largest exhibit in the world to date. This and other Ocean Sole Africa projects not only create beautiful works of art, they promote conversation about environmental issues. https://oceansoleafrica.com/