Project: Sculpture made from 2 million oil barrels

Photo by Sergio Russo

(Featured photo by Sergio Russo)

Keywords: Art, oil, environmentalism, activism, civil disobedience.

Norway produces approximately 2 million barrels of oil per day, 12% of the worlds production. This project seeks financing and formal approval for building and promoting a sculpture built from the same number of used oil barrels.

Proposed location: The Palace Square (Slottsplassen), in front of the Royal Palace, Oslo, one of the most visited and photographed tourist locations in Norway.

Size: A 55 gallon oil drum has a maximum external diameter of 23 7/16 inches (59.53 cm). The maximum external height is 33 3/4 inches (85.72 cm). If you where to stack them, they would reach 2057 km into the air (1278 miles).

File:Royal Palace Slottet Slottsplassen Karl Johan monumentet Oslo Norway 2015-10-05 distorted panorama b.jpg

Photo: Wolfmann, CC 4.0, via Wikipedia Commons

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Illustration: 10000 barrels of oil

See the Pen Oil barrel counter by Morten Skogly (@mskogly) on CodePen.

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