POLLUTED WATER POPSICLES HIGHLIGHT TAIWAN’S WATER POLLUTION PROBLEM
“Focused on environmental change rather than flavor, art students Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of the Arts concocted a line of “frozen treats” titled Polluted Water Popsicles.
The group collected polluted water from 100 locations in Taiwan, first freezing the collected sewage samples and then preserving their creations in polyester resin. At first glance the visually pleasing treats seem to imitate the aesthetic of recent craft and artisanal food trends. However on closed inspection you can identify the trash contained within each mold—bits of plastic, bottle caps, and wrappers lying within the popsicles’ murky waters.”
Illustrations from a favourite illustrator (?) of mine – Jimmy Liao, aka 幾米 or JimmySPA. He’s a Taiwan illustrator and book writer. The illustrations above are taken from his book Turn Left, Turn Right. I like how his books and illustrations are very imaginative. He relies mainly on his illustrations to bring out and create the feeling/atmosphere of his stories, using only little text as narration.
check out more of his works here – http://jimmy.mdino.com/jimmyzuoyou.htm