The Gorilla Apocalypse Sculpture
Designed to protest against the negative impact that plastic production has on our planet
Created from scrap car bumpers, panels and parts
Highlights the irresponsibility of the car industry and its supporting banks & governments
Highlights the importance of recycling to protect our planet
Calls for positive changes to the way leading industries utilise plastics
Created entirely from scrap, plastic car bumpers and panels discarded from only the last decade, our latest environmental project is titled ‘Gorilla Apocalypse ’ and serves as an important protest against the decline of our planet and the negative effects that the ever-booming global car and plastic industries have on the world around us.
The 'Gorilla Apocalypse' Sculpture
Whether it be to exchange our existing cars or purchase brand new models, the car industry’s constant creation of new designs is not only a glamorisation of unnecessary industrial production but is also having a hugely negative effect on the environment around us. As reported by the National Geographic, automobile production leaves a huge footprint on the earth before a car even hits the road. This comes down to the mass production of materials used to create these vehicles and as such, the more cars being created, the more negatively impacted the planet becomes. The Gorilla Apocalypse sculpture has been specifically designed to highlight the irresponsibility of the car industry, supporting banks and governments from all over the world, as well as to critique the extraordinary damage that this brainwashing has on not only our planet but also our own self-worth and insecurities. The sculpture also highlights the incredible amount of plastic that is produced and left unrecycled all across the world, causing landfills to become inundated with unnecessary waste.
We specifically chose to use the figure of a gorilla to draw further attention to this majestic creature’s critical decline across the planet which, unfortunately, thousands of other animals are also facing every day. The sculpture will also act as an important point of tuition to educate youth and school children about environmental impacts and the importance of recycling.
Luke Kite & the 'Gorilla Apocalypse' Sculpture
The automobile industry plays on our human vulnerabilities through the commodification of vehicles and the ideology that ‘the newer the car, the better an individual is doing in their life’, rather than focussing on of-the-moment realities, such as the climate crisis that currently plagues the globe.
We need to urgently worry more over climate change and helping to protect the thousands of animal species facing endangerment each and every day. It is now more than ever an urgency for the car industry and governments to make a U-turn on their environmental impact by radically increasing the availability and affordability of greener vehicles and drastically reducing the production of everyday plastics. When visiting us, please add to our governmental petition to reduce the production of plastics and harmful cars worldwide. This will hopefully energise the car manufactures further in accelerating climate friendly transport and highlight the government’s need to better reduce our plastic consumption.