Wild Rising

Desert Botanical Garden addresses sustainability and conservation issues

Desert Botanical Garden’s current art exhibition traveled straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. The show, which was supposed to close in May, has been extended through Nov. 8.

The vibrant art forms are the creations of Cracking Art, a collective of artists who specialize in plastic as an artistic medium with the intention of radically changing the history of art through a strong social and environmental commitment.

The creatures featured in Wild Rising not only capture the magnificence of nature but also address global and local sustainability and conservation issues, including climate change, plastic in the oceans and the importance of recycling.

Visitors of all ages are invited to engage with these vibrant creatures and discover their messages of stewardship for our environment. With 12 installations, guests will see 20 penguins posing among the cactus and 40 majestic grey wolves guarding the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries.


Wild Rising by Cracking Art

Through Nov. 8, 2020

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

For more information, visit dbg.org.

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