Toilet waterfall, Another Fascinating of Installation Art

This time I’ll write about another beautiful of art. I talk about installation art. Actually I had described the meaning of installation art. It’s kind of three-dimensional art works, this art was designed to transform the perception of a space. But, can you imagine if the toilet applied into a beautiful “installation art”. As an installation work, it is needed a big space. I’ll show to all of you how the toilet changed into beautiful art work as “toilet waterfall”. This was a bizarre art project I’ve ever know in China.

I’ll take you to the toilet world, where we can see a lot of toilets turned into beautiful art work. I know that we have a bad imagination about toilet. Toilet is a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination. Because toilet related with something dirty. There’s no end for creativity. There are many creative people in the world. They try to communicate their idea into beautiful art like this one and try to send a message to us.

Waterfall is always beautiful, especially "natural waterfall". But can you imagine take a walk around the artificial waterfall made by millions toilets and sinks. Actually this waterfall was built in October 2009 by Shu Yong, the local artist. It was built for the Pottery and Porcelain Festival in Foshan, in southern China’s central Guangdong province (about three hours from Hong Kong). The right place is at Shiwan Park. This art installation was the highlight of the 16th China International Ceramic & Sanitaryware Fair Foshan. This event was held from October 18 to 22, 2010. I heard that Foshan is being China’s capital for porcelain. I think we all know that China itself is a famous country with porcelain, including cookware. Foshan is a city with 5.5 million inhabitants.

There’s something great about this festival. I heard the organizers of this festival decided to leave the toilet waterfall as a public art installation. The hidden mission of this festival is raising the “people awareness” about the important of recycling and water waste.

From trusted information, the toilet waterfall was completed in two months. It consists of 10,000 recycled toilets, sinks and urinals were collected from factories and also donated by foreigners. These toilets were the fail products which were given by the toilet manufacturer. With huge dimensions about 100 meter long and 5 meter height. Personally, this was not just a "fun festival" with beautiful art work but also this was a clever idea to draw the world’s eyes to Foshan. It has become such a popular attraction as the commitment from the organizers as a public recreation.

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I know that this art will get many reactions from the people and also various comments. Start from “cool”, “convenient”, and even these comments like: “gross” and “disgusting”. How about you? From the pictures we can see how the water flow amazing from recycled toilets, sinks and urinals.

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Bonus: Another amazing art, "Bubble woman" breast sculpture.

This may not relate to the title of this hub. But I write this as the bonus. I think most of us love "bonus", including this one. This is the largest breast I’ve ever seen in my life. Don’t worry, this wasn’t the real breast. It’s just a gigantic sculpture named “Bubble Woman”. It’s like a blowing up balloons.

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Actually, there's a small woman attached behind this sculpture. But, I can't show this in the picture. But you can watch this woman from the video. I hope you still enjoy this bonus as the part of the art installation in Foshan. The location of this sculpture is in the same are with toilet waterfall. This sculpture was created by Shu Yong. He was inspired by the advertisement for breast enlargements on television and in the newspaper.

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Julester 5 years ago from England

Interesting works of art! There's a joke on the tip of my tongue - just can't quite think of it!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I was flushed with excitement reading this hub Pras...Great Job!;)


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Lol Prasetio - This is amazing and funny too. Having said that I have learnt you can be creative with anything - you just need to get the Idea.

Fabulous Hub and rated up. :)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Would never have thought of using toilets as art pieces. Great way to recycle. Up and interesting!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Very creative way to recycle sinks and toilets. Had I not watched the video I would have missed seeing the tiny woman at the end of the giant breasts. Funny! As they say...beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thanks for showing us these unusual sculptures. Voted interesting and up.


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

Well all I can say Prasetio is HOLY CRAP~ That is a lot of toilets!

Interesting that someone thought to do this (why didn't I think of it actually). I could have made a career of collecting the toilets people leave in their front yards~

Interesting stuff though - the hooter sculpture - all I can say is wow!

As always, Pras, interesting to the max!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

What an original design for a waterfall, pras. That artist needs medication ... NOW! Just kidding. This is truly different, fascinating and a remarkable tourist attraction. It also serves a purpose by recycling 10,000 bathroom fixtures. As a reward for this fabulous hub, here is my favorite toilet joke:

A thief stole all the toilets from the bathrooms at police headquarters. A spokesman said: "... the police have nothing to go on."

Thanks for this astonishing hub, pras.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

What an idea? Not nice but certainly unique.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Julester. Welcome to this hub. Thanks for share your thought about this topic. But I hope you still enjoy this this information. Have a nice weekend!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Mentalist acer. Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your visit and your comment as well. I hope this art inspired us about recycled. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Lady_E. Thank you so much for coming. The idea was so expensive. That's why many creative people use their idea and turned into beautiful art work like this one. I love your vote. ~prasetio


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

The word out-house comes to mind, of course that's going back before your time. Getting to your hub, it's amazing! and unique. Thank you for sharing...


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danielleantosz 5 years ago from Florida

Very cool! Thank you for sharing this I had never seen this sculpture before.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Susan. Thank you so much for your appreciation to this art. I hope you entertained with this information. Your vote really valuable here. Have a nice weekend!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Peggy. Thank you very much for coming and share your opinion about this art work, especially a tiny woman at the end of the giant breasts. I hope you enjoy the video above. Take care!

Blessing and hugs,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Audrey. Thank you so much for your attention to this hub. I hope you inspired by reading this hub, especially related with how to recycled things into something useful like this one. I believe that many people enjoy this art. ~Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, drbj. I am so happy to see you here. You made "my morning" so fantastic after reading your comment as your big appreciation to this hub. I love your toilet joke. I am impressed with this. Art is always amazing for us who adore the beauty behind the all art creations. The artist succeed to hypnotize us with his work. Here's my reply about your joke: "All police will searching you"..haha....sorry, just kidding.

I hope your day always beautiful.... My love and my pray always for you. Cheers!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Hello, hello. At least you still enjoy this information. Take care! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, danielleantosz. I am glad to see you here and I hope you enjoy this information. Cheers....

Prasetio


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

WOW! This is insanely cool. Thanks so much for sharing.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Amazing art and a great way to recycle toilets! Luckily there are people who are inventive and can see art in everything. Thanks Prasetio, you have done a wonderful job as always to find this and the way you present it is absolutely great!

Voted up, interesting

Tina


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Om Paramapoonya. Thank you very much for coming and share your thought about this art. Take care!

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anglnwu 5 years ago

Didn't know toilets can be so amazing. These creations are very creative. Love it and rated it up.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Tina. Thank you very much for coming and share your big attention to this hub. I hope this hub useful for us. I really appreciate your vote. Cheers...

Prasetio


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Prasetio, Great hub! Interesting, Creative & Humorous! Thank You for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, anglnwu. Thank you so much for your attention to this art and give your vote. Only creative people can do this and I hope this art could inspired us. ~prasetio


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

wow...such an art. who could have thought of it..lol


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Will the wonders never cease. Great ones with the toilet waterfall and bosoms bonus my brother. Vote both up of course!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi prasetio

Toilet art. I must say it is very creative.

Voted up and interesting.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

I loved this one prasetio and here's to so many more to share on here.

An up up and away here a must.

Take care and I wish you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Amber Allen 5 years ago

Hi Prasetio

I have missed you and missed your lovely hubs which always make me smile. I think the parts of the sculpture that are done with sinks look very good, as the sinks have an attractive form and lend themselves well to the effect.

I like a little more order so had I been the artist I would have used only sinks of the same design and I would like to have used different color ones to produce an effect to view when the fountain was switch off.

Voted up and awesome!

Amber:)


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I would never have thought toilets could be made into art.

Now let me see what do I need to recycle...

Loved this hub very creative ideas


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

This was a very interesting use for toilets and urinals. What will they think of next? I have been remodeling, I might be able to come up with something!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Ruchira. Good to see you again. Thanks for coming and share your thought about this art. take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Alastar Packer. Thank you so much for share your big attention to this hub, including the bonus as well. I really appreciate your vote.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Sueswan. Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you love this information. I hope you always entertained with all my hubs, including this one. I love your vote. Take care!

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Friend, Eiddwen (Eddy). Good to see you here. You always come up with beautiful smile. Thank you so much for share your opinion about this art. I am glad you love it. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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leroy64 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

Fantastic. I wish I could be there and hear the sculpture. I am sure that was intended as part of the experience.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Amber Allen. I am so happy to see you again and your big appreciation to this art. Actually, I have the same feeling with you about various color of sinks. But I believe that the artist has done a great job here and attracted many visitors to enjoy his beautiful art. Thank you very much for coming. Take care!

Blessing and hugs,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Rosemay50. Thank you very much for coming to this hub. Good to see you here. I am glad you got a good idea related about recycled unused things. I hope you'll inspired by reading this hub...amen.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, homesteadbound. Good to see you here. I hope you'll get many idea after reading this hub. We just need more creativity to created something useful and amazing by recycle things around us. Thank you very much.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, leroy64. Thanks for coming. I hope your wish will come true soon. ~prasetio


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

prasetio, it takes a creative mind to think of building a waterfall out of toilets. Very interesting. Loved the pictures.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, KoffeeKlatch Gals for coming and share your opinion about this art. I hope you enjoy this information. Take care! ~prasetio


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

Ah one of a kind Pras, and sure you would find it for a great hub as usual. Keep up the great work!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Jackie Lynnley. Thank you very much for coming and share your big attention to this art. I'll do the best. Take care!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

A perfect advertisement for recycling. 10,000 toilets, sinks and urinals - what else could they have done with it?

Voted up and interesting :)


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Martie. Thank you very much for coming and share your thought about art. I love your appreciation and your vote as well.

Blessing and hugs,


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, well this was different! lol! how amazing! great way to show how to recycle and I loved the bonus sculpture! lol! rated up! cheers nell


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Nell for coming to this hub and your appreciation to this amazing art. I really appreciate your vote. God bless you!

Prasetio


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Ivona Poyntz 4 years ago from UK

Great hub: the installation is so ambitious, and your links are cool.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Ivona Poyntz. I am so happy to see you here. Thanks for gave your big appreciation to this information. Take care!


Duchess OBlunt 4 years ago

Now, this is interesting, different, imaginative, and did I say different?


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Duchess OBlunt for coming and give your attention to this information as your appreciation of unusual art. Personally, I can say that this art is really different and unique as well.

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Steve LePoidevin 4 years ago from Thailand

Very cool! I have made ceramic fountains and waterfalls in my past but never as big as this one :)


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Steve LePoidevin. Thanks for coming and share about your ceramic fountains and waterfalls. I believe that these are amazing art. I hope you enjoy this information. Take care and Happy New Year!

Prasetio


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

I have attended some installation art presentations but never seen as wonderful as this toilet installation. Thanks for sharing amazing artworks.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Vinaya. Thanks for your attention to this hub and your interest with art. Have a good day :-)

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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Prasetio, my friend you come up with the most amazing of hubs. This is so unique. Reminds me of the rock garden of chandigarh in India which is made from discarded and junk material.

Voted up and awesome.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear brother, rajan jolly. Thanks for coming and your compliment about this hub. Oh..really...I'll search about the rock garden in chandigarh. I really appreciate your vote. Take care!

Prasetio


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cat on a soapbox 2 years ago from Los Angeles

I never knew this existed and find it very interesting! Porcelain plumbing fixtures are considered prime examples of good industrial design, so it is fitting that basins and urinals be a part of an art installation which raises awareness of recycling. Good pictures too!

Thank you for featuring this.

Cat:)


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, cat on a soapbox. Welcome to my hub and I am glad you enjoy this hub. Thanks for your big support. Take care!

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