Mosaic Made From Recycled Mardi Gras Beads

Photo: Stephen Wang/PR Web

I really enjoy seeing the things that people make with repurposed items.  There are absolutely some amazing works of art that emerge from the imagination!  A German-born artist, Stephan Wanger, made this 8′ X 30′ mosaic containing 97%  recycled Mardi Gras beads!  Apparently it is the World’s Largest Mosaic made from beads.

His intent was to bring attention to the thousands of tons of discarded Mardi Gras beads…it certainly has now made me aware!  Even better than the awareness is this artist’s intent to have this piece of art auctioned off by the Make It Right Foundation to raise funds for the lower 9th Ward, a New Orleans’ neighborhood that was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.  Read more of Mary Mazzoni’s article from Earth911.com and see a close-up picture of this beautiful mosaic….

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