Part art installation and part activism, 1,600 pandas have invaded Paris.
Made out of papier-mache, and individually hand-painted, the creatures are a reminder to France, and the rest of the world, that our environment is deteriorating. As if we needed another reminder…
The Pandas made their debut on the grounds in front of Paris’ Hotel Ville on Thursday, and continue to visit other destinations around the city before they journey across the rest of France. After that, who knows.
The World Wildlife Fund [WWF], which uses a panda as its logo, chose the number of papier-mache pandas to represent each actual panda living right now.
They may be cute, but the Pandas prove that our Earth’s problems are not so black and white. And hopefully, the artwork will be recycled after its big statement.
AMANDA JEAN BLACKTo learn more about pandas and other endangered animals, visit wwf.org