Weighing in on pollution

Wesley College art teacher Robin Yakinthou with ‘Gift from the gods’, his offering for Sculptures by the Sea.
Wesley College art teacher Robin Yakinthou with ‘Gift from the gods’, his offering for Sculptures by the Sea.

The Wesley College art teacher said Gift from the gods, his entry into Sculptures by the Sea, which opened on Cottesloe beach recently, is a statement on how humanity is polluting not just the planet, but outer space as well.

‘Not only have we managed to pollute our oceans and every corner of our planet, but we have also managed to put over 20,000 pieces of space junk into our upper atmosphere,’ he said.

Yakinthou said transporting the sculpture from Wesley College in South Perth, where he teaches art, and Cottesloe was quite an operation.

‘It was loaded on to a truck with a forklift to be transported and heavy machinery was used to excavate around the exhibit’s foundations,’ Mr Yakinthou said. Sculptures by the Sea runs until Sunday, March 24.