Here's how this life-size animal sculpture could be yours

Aug 15 2019, 9:42 am

In a world that’s constantly changing, we’re always seeking out new ways to reduce our impact on the environment. But have you ever considered that the artwork in your home could make a difference?

This summer, you’ve got the unique opportunity to invest in a one-of-a-kind, life-size sculpture featured in the awe-inspiring Waste to Wonder exhibit at Metropolis at Metrotown. (Nope, we’re not kidding!)

Head along to the Burnaby shopping mall and explore the largest upcycled flip-flop animal art exhibit in the world handcrafted by Ocean Sole Africa, which will be on display in the Grand Court until September 8.

Orca (Waste to Wonder)

Orca sculpture/Waste to Wonder

While you’re there, choose your favourite Canadian at-risk wildlife sculpture and make a bid through the online auction.

If you’re the highest bidder on the sculpture that wins your heart, it will have a new place in your home. Plus, you’ll be supporting a great cause as all proceeds will be donated to Variety, the Children’s Charity.

We can already imagine how awe-inspired your guests will be when they see a narwhal, orca, bison, grizzly, or caribou sculpture brightening up your living space. Consider it a complete decor game-changer.

Bear (Waste to Wonder)

Bear sculpture/Waste to Wonder

Waste to Wonder was brought to life using a total of 6,579 recycled flip-flops, making it the largest custom project Ocean Sole Africa has created to-date.

This beautiful project is one of many that the Kenya-based enterprise has created, which sparks a conversation about environmental issues while also creating employment for locals.


Narwhal sculpture/Waste to Wonder

Bison sculpture/Waste to Wonder

It’s free to check out Waste to Wonder, so make sure to stop by before the exhibit ends on September 8. Additionally, you can participate in a DIY upcycle workshop and bring your plastics in for recycling at the Metropolis Plastics Recycling Drive.

For more information on how to bid on your own stunning animal sculpture, visit the auction kiosk at Waste to Wonder.

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