Artist Builds a Replica of the Arc De Triomphe Made from Two Tons of Stale Bread

To bring awareness to consumer behavior with respect to food waste, artist and sustainability
advocate Markus Jeschaunig, created a replica of the Arc de Triomphe from two tons of stale bread collected from bakeries, supermarkets and waste containers. The massive bread installation titled "Arc de Triomphe – From the Waste of a Civilization" was designed for the Lendwirbel Festival in Graz, Austria, and contains a volume of 20,19 cubic meters within a structure made of metal grids and concrete. Via his website, "In our culture bread is a symbol for safeguarding the basic existence. The consumer society lives by the idea that resources are available indefinitely. As a result, we consume more than we need and less than we buy."

 Find out more about the project here.

via [Inhabitat]