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Environmental art

Central Embassy is holding “Anima Mundi: Soul Of The World”, an eco-art exhibition that reflects our environmental issues, from tomorrow Aug 2 to Sept 1.

This is the first exhibition in Thailand and the largest to date by Indonesia’s environmental artist Mulyana who inspires people to help save our planet. The highlight is a massive 12m-long whale skeleton made from discarded metal, with plants and trees intertwined with it.

Visitors will be amazed with the 5m-tall Mogus (octopus-like monster), an imaginary creature representing the artist’s alter ego; an installation of four smaller whales of 1.5m and 2m in height; and a hanging mobile of 5,000 fish and coral reefs. All of them are knitted works made from rubber, plastic and fabrics that were left over or cast off from factories.

The 35-year-old artist from Bandung has been involved in a number of local and international fine art events in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. His main visions are set up to create soft statues of coral and the Mogus in knitted yarns.

The month-long exhibition will also feature workshops and talks from a number of key environmentalists and sales of eco-friendly products such as organic T-shirts, tote bags, belt bags and multi-purpose cloths made from plastic bottles depicting energy-saving and recycling information. The products are designed especially for this event and all proceeds will go to Greenpeace Thailand.

Everyone can join in saving the habitat together by bringing single-use clean plastic bags and bottles to the event. They will be recycled by Thailand Green Road to make building blocks for Wat Umong in Chiang Mai.