It was that time of year again here in NYC as the “Canstruction” project had assembled the wonderful works of art and displayed them around the lobbies of Brookfield Place down in Battery Park City. I was happy to return to focus some time on this presentation because its for a great cause and I have a lot of photos to show you from it. Before we begin let’s take a look at the premise of the charity itself.
“Canstruction® is a unique, trademarked charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the cansculptures® go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. Recognized for our commitment to innovation, hunger relief and collaboration, our work has helped raise nearly 40 million pounds of food since 1992. Canstruction® events are hosted in over 150 cities around the world including North America, Australia, South America, Europe and Asia.”
As you can see by the signage above, the display of these “Canstructions” will be here until 11/16 and that is why I rushed to post this. I want all of my readers in the vicinity to see this cool idea – especially since its for a good cause. There was a map of the locations of the constructs and I felt that the best place to start was at the beginning. Sometimes I will have a few photos of a particular sculpt since there was more to look at or it needed a little more of a distance glance. Here we go.
This next one was one of my very favorites. If you have not yet seen the clip of the “Pizza Rat” on You Tube please go to check it out. It’s nothing offensive or gross at all (well, outside of it featuring a NYC rat of course).
How is this for a clever twist of visual. From one angle it says one thing and from another, it says another. That’s skill.
I really liked this one as well and at the end of these group of photos really felt like some Japanese cuisine.
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Another favorite was found in the crab in the display down below.
Isn’t it awesome how the bags of rice become the beach and the water bottles are the ocean? I thought so.
Thanks for staying with us for all of these photos. It was a lot of fun to share them with you and I encourage that you visit before it gets taken down on the 16th if you are close enough to do so. Actually, I also encourage you to bring along some canned food items for the collection bin that is near the “Canstruction” desk. All of the NYC canned goods will be heading to City Harvest which is a wonderful charity. It’s a nice Thanksgiving thing to do for those who could really use it. See you next time and before I leave, should you be interested in seeing the designs from the 2013 installation just click on THIS LINK.
Official Website: http://newyork.canstruction.org/