Polluted Popsicles Turn an Eco Crisis Into Art

Summer is the perfect time for a frozen treat. But you might not want to take a taste of these popsicles made by students at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Created as pieces of activist art, each one is made from local polluted water. 

Boing Boing translated the Polluted Water Popsicles project description as:

We personally take Taiwan’s 100 polluted water sources, made it into popsicles, because the popsicles are not easy to save, we will re-engrave the likeness into a 1:1 poly model to do the show, through the beautiful packaging and content of the sense of contrast to convey that pure water is important, and Then we would like to ask you is: would you want to eat a beautiful frozen polluted puddle?

The popsicles contain various harmful chemicals and materials found in Taiwanese lakes and rivers such as plastic, metal, arsenic, and mercury. And that’s just the beginning. Check out the quick preview video below to see more, er, ingredients.


(h/t Boing Boing; image via National Taiwan University of Arts)