Futura Created Pointman Statues to Raise Awareness to Plastic PollutionMade in collaboration with Indonesian hospitality brand Potato Head.
The UN reported in 2018 that the world produces over 400m tonnes of plastic waste per year. Despite current recycling efforts, up to half of that amount ends up in rivers and oceans which can last for centuries.
In collaboration with Indonesian hospitality brand Potato Head, Futura has unveiled two new Pointman statues to usher a sense of urgency around pollution. The first statue was put on display in Singapore and was made using 14,300 black and white grocery bags that were collected by environmental advocates, Sungai Watch. The second, which is set to open on December 9, was constructed using everything from motor oil bottles to discarded water gallon lids sourced by community organization, Yayasan Kakikita and will be displayed at the OMA-designed Potato Head Studios.
Futura’s sculptures are part of OMA and Potato Head’s ongoing collaborative exhibition, “N*thing is Possible”, on view in Singapore until Christmas Day and features work by Kengo Kuma, Max Lamb, Faye Toogood, and more.
In related news, Futura recently worked with Avant Arte to cast Pointman in pristine Carrara marble.