Brazilians use trash from Guanabara Bay in Rio to create art

Americas Now

Guanabara Bay in Brazil. Guanabara Bay in Brazil.

In August of next year, the world’s gaze will turn to Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Unfortunately, that gaze may catch a glimpse of something else too. Polluted water.

The Olympic sailing competition will take place on Guanabara Bay in Rio. The water quality of the Bay, however, has been a source of controversy and local protestors have been urging for more cleanup. But a group of artists is trying to alleviate the problem. They are taking the unsightly debris from the bay and using it to make sculpture.

Take a look at some images of Guanabara Bay and the artistic creations being made in an effort to cleanse its waters.

Brazilians use trash from Guanabara Bay in Rio to create art

Brazilians use trash from Guanabara Bay in Rio to create art

The Olympic sailing competition will take place on Guanabara Bay in Rio. The water quality of the Bay, however, has been a source of controversy and local protestors have been urging for more cleanup. But a group of artists is trying to alleviate the problem. They are taking the unsightly debris from the bay and using it to make sculpture. Take a look at some images of Guanabara Bay and the artistic creations being made in an effort to cleanse its waters.