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The Green Life: Animated Art

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October 29, 2008

Animated Art

Chicken nuggets get animated in The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill, a new art installation in New York City. The animatronic exhibit is the work of Banksy, a popular U.K. artist known for his politically charged street art. The "pet store" features a makeup-wearing rabbit, a tank of swimming fish sticks, and a tail-wagging leopard coat. Much of the installation is devoted to processed food, and Banksy's sardonic creations reconnect chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and bologna to their animal origins. The effect is charming, creepy, and unforgettable. Odds are it'll convince a few folks to reconsider their eating habits. Since meat production carries a hefty environmental cost, those vegetarian converts might help to offset the energy used to power the creatures in the exhibit.

Source:  Treehugger


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