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Ryo Shimura Uses Art to Teach Children About the Enviornment

By: Ana Lopez - Published: Jan 16, 2012 • References: shimura-ryo.blogspot and mymodernmet
Artist and environmentalist Ryo Shimura believes that the best way to raise awareness about the environment is by teaching kids about this issue from an early age. This idea led him to create a series of projects that consist of sculptures of endangered species like pandas, hippos and meerkats.

Since he was a kid, the Japan-based artist has been interested about the ecosystem, which explains his strong desire to protect the animals. One of my favorite pieces is the meerkat project, where he created colorful miniature replicas of the cute African creature. The best part about it is that he let children play with the coloring utensils, making the piece fun and interactive.

Adorable with a green purpose, the Ryo Shimura sculptures are worth checking out to learn more about this sad reality.