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Future Forest

In April of 2018, the annual Flowers and Gardens Festival was held in Mexico City, and one of the art installations created for the event was destined to stay at the Chapultepec Botanical Garden long after the festivities were over. It is the “Future Forest,” created by artist Thomas Dambo out of three tons of recycled plastic.

The plastic forest is a colorful garbage garden with a lake, caves, trees, a waterfall, and many different animals, all made with waste that Dambo and his team found recovered from the Aragon dump. There are coconuts made with the plastic skulls used to collect Halloween candy, soda bottle grass, trees made from buckets, and plenty of plastic flowers. A lot of plastic animals are hidden within the forest, too: foxes, rats, caterpillars, chameleons, vultures, deer, turtles, and even a panda. 


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