500,000 Cigarette Installation

While we all perhaps do not have the time to create beautiful, interesting things with unlikely items, it is always uplifting to see what others can produce and begin to consider how we can make something similar of our own. Step one: Take 500,000 cigarettes. Step two: Consider these objects carefully. Step three: Make one kick-ass Mock Tiger Skin Rug.


This latest work by Chinese artist Xu Bing is an incredible creation. Primarily it is an artwork intended to highlight global tobacco trade, culture and how easily humans are tempted into the world of deadly habits. I suppose the bonus is the absolute awe that comes with seeing something so huge built up of five hundred thousand tiny objects.