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Slow Slugs by Florentijn Hofman is Made Out of 40,000 Plastic Bags

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 2, 2012 • References: florentijnhofman.nl and mymodernmet
Slow Slugs is a gigantic art installation made out of a whopping 40,000 plastic bags. An eco-friendly creation, to say the very least, the Slow Slugs sculptures were put together in Angers, France. On display in September, they were created for a performing arts festival called Accroche-Coeurs.

Created by Florentijn Hofman, who is known for erecting giant sculptures including Macaco Gordo and Big Yellow Rabbit, the Slow Slugs art installation is something else entirely. Hofman reveals a more serious undertone, "The slugs are ascending this steep city staircase that leads up to a huge Catholic church, essentially signifying their slow crawl towards death. The work reminds us of religion, mortality, natural decay and the slow suffocation of commercialized societies."