Two Artists Want G-7 Leaders to End E-Waste


As president biden and the other g seven leaders from some of the world's wealthiest economies prepare to meet for a weekend summit in the english. County of cornwall. One of the biggest attractions is a two story. Sculpture that has emerged from the hills nearby. it's a reproduction of the faces of all seven leaders in the style of mount rushmore but instead of stone the sculptors material is discarded electronics. And he has named his work mount recycle more. Npr lennon correspondent. Frank langfitt cornwall and joins us now. Hey frank ohio hi so are you like literally next to the sculpture right now. What does it look like. It's fascinating and it's also become this big tourist attraction there will be sixty seven people here staring at it and what the artist has done is. He's basically like if you think example. If you look at boris johnson. His face is made of old samsung phone backings. And he's got all these old phones that is supposed to be his hair including all these wires and then right in front of me is joe. Biden joe biden. Skin basically is all these green circuit boards from inside computers. And not you'll just across. The bay is where the g. seven is meeting starting tomorrow morning. I'm just amazed that these faces are recognizable. very recognizable. everybody can tell exactly who these people are. And what do you take is the sculptors political point here. Well i think it's very it's an environmental point and i was just talking to him on the phone before you and i started talking his name's joel rush and this is how he put the messages. We have to find a way of dating with this electrical. Waste that we're producing because it we haven't got ways of Taken a pause again. We haven't got waste repairing it. We haven't got ways of getting rid of it. It's not just one nation to to give all that waste or another nation. It's a world problem. And how about all the people taking this visual in right. Now how are they reacting. It's really interesting. i think people are fascinated by obviously. It's artistically it's very very interesting but in terms of the environmental message. That joe was just mentioning. I mean i think it really resonates with people. I was talking to him named jonni let she teaches politics and i asked her what struck the most for me. It's the it's joe biden's circuit boards because they are things that we don't even see is invisible and we don't give any thought when we using this stuff

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