Cracking Art installation at Le Mans Cathedral in 2015, Le Mans, France
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A meerkat invasion. Installation art turns heads
If you ever encounter a giant, plastic snail in the city or an army of rainbow-coloured meerkats holding sentry outside a historic building, it’s likely an art installation from the Cracking Art collective. The group uses plastic to craft vivid representations of meerkats, elephants, snails, and other natural creatures for travelling art installations in unexpected locations. The collective’s use of plastic is meant to call attention to the sometimes-blurry connection between natural and artificial reality, inviting viewers to reexamine the world around them. The meerkat exhibit on our homepage took place in 2015 at Le Mans Cathedral at Place de Jacobins in Lyon, France.