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Drilling two and a half miles deep into the ocean to look for oil will put you in the doghouse real fast if you can’t clean up the mess.  If BP’s greasy mess in the Gulf isn’t alarming enough, how about global warming, slaughterhouses, over-fished tuna, and a giant island of trash floating around the Pacific?  A wake-up call is in order, and the German artist H.A. Shult puts a whimsical twist on global environmentalism by building the first ever hotel built out of garbage.  The Coke can you once littered like a cheap date and never called back, has returned with a make-over.  

‘Trash Hotel’

H.A. Schult is a German avante-garde artist renowned for his mind blowing outdoor installation of Trash People, an army of human sculptures made out of trash expanding throughout an entire amphitheater in Germany.  

‘Trash People’

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This time he will top himself by making the first ever hotel made out of everyday wastes of society.  To support the Corona Initiative of saving the beach, Schult is spotlighting how much trash gets washed up on the shores.  Helena Christensen has already agreed to spend a night inside in this outrageous edifice.

Save the Beach Initiative is exactly what we need in light of BP’s oily situation and other man-made disasters attacking our limited and precious natural resources.  Launched by Corona, the initiative’s goals is to preserve beaches through the help of Internet user’s votes, partnerships with activists and artists hard at work to take care of the environment.  

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The artist explains, “The philosophy of this hotel is to expose the damage we are causing to the sea and the coastline. We live in the era of trash and we are running the risk of becoming trash ourselves. Do we really want this world?”  

Instead of lamenting over the plastic and metal leftovers from modern hedonism, Schult believes in creative engineering of all materials used and new to counter destruction.  It is ironic or even gross to imagine walking inside a structure that is literally made of trash but to an artist, recycling the aftermath of consumption empowers the message even more.  

The trash hotel experience will feel like an allegorical journey into enlightenment where one can see the truly transparent ramifications of consumption.  Let’s drop the hit-it-and-quit-it mentality which has now resulted in a real estate war for garbage disposal and instead, treat mother earth with the respect she deserves. 

-EvelynKim|Follow me @evelynjkim

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