Thursday, February 9, 2012

World's Largest Mosaic Made out of Over 1 Million Recycled Mardi Gras Beads

German native Stephan Wanger has completed the World’s largest mosaic ever made out of beads. The size of the work is 8 feet tall by 30 feet wide and contains over a million recycled Mardi Gras beads. The artwork is called “Sanctuary of Alegria – Home of Happiness and showcases the skyline of New Orleans.”

14 months ago, Stephan began the tedious process of assembling over a million single-cut beads in order to create awareness for thousands of tons of annually discarded Mardi Gras beads that are destined to become landfill this Mardi Gras season. The colorful mosaic “Sanctuary of Alegria” is now on display at his Galeria Alegria on 1924 Magazine St., in New Orleans Wed-Sun., until March 9, 2012. Then “Sanctuary of Alegria” will be auctioned off by the Make It Right Foundation to raise funds for the lower ninth ward, a neighborhood in New Orleans that was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Source: Go Green

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