G7 leaders depicted in Mount Recyclemore e-waste sculpture

Posted by on 15 juin 2021

G7 leaders depicted in Mount Recyclemore e-waste sculpture

Mount Recyclemore, the giant sculpture of the G7 leaders sits on a clifftop near Carbis Bay in CornwallCornwall art installation created from 20,000 pieces of discarded tech highlights growing threat it poses to environment

Mount Recyclemore, the giant sculpture of the G7 leaders, sits on a clifftop near Carbis Bay in Cornwall. Photograph: Hugh R Hastings/Getty

The seven giant faces loom above the dunes, gazing sombrely over swathes of bright sea thrift towards the ocean.

Even before the G7 had sat down to begin their Cornish summit, Mount Recyclemore, a sculpture made of discarded electronic waste depicting the visages of the seven leaders, looked bound to be one of the stars of the show.

Created by the artist Joe Rush and the tech business musicMagpie, the piece has appeared at Sandy Acres beach, just along the coast from Carbis Bay, where the leaders are meeting.

About 15 artists helped create the structure over a frantic six weeks at Rush’s scrapyard/studio in south London. Parts were then shipped down to Cornwall on lorries and put together in situ.

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