'The Ninth Wave' by Cai Guo-­Qiang Sends Fake Creatures Down a River

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Jul 21, 2014
References: caiguoqiang & designboom
'The Ninth Wave' by artist Cai Guo-­Qiang sees stuffed animals floating down a river towards Shanghai. The entire installation appears to draw inspiration from Noah's Arc, and is quite life-like when viewed from far away.

The installation is meant to draw awareness to environmental concerns that are facing the earth these days. With pollution at an all-time high in China, anything that can be done to educate people on the harmful effects of the many factories in the country is a good move. If the country keeps going at its current rate, the chances of health problems will rise significantly, giving way to a whole new set of problems. This installation by Cai Guo-­Qiang is much-needed.

Photo Credits: designboom, caiguoqiang