Video - The world's largest rainwater mosaic
To raise awareness about the global clean water crisis
Analysis by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), found that 4.8 billion people - more than half the world's population - and approximately half of global grain production will be at risk due to water stress by 2050 if status quo, business-as-usual behavior is followed.
To raise awareness among the general public about the global clean water crisis, the artist Belo created a mosaic composed of 66,000 cups of colored rainwater, simulating levels of impurities found in water all over the planet. Placed end to end the 66,000 cups would measure 5.2 km.
This major work of 3,600 square feet, representing a fetus in the maternal womb, emphasizes the necessity of water, even before birth, for each living person.
Fun Facts: 66,000 compostable and biodegradable cups, 15,000 liters of colored rainwater, 1 kg of vegetable dye, more than 100 volunteers, 62 hours of work.