Bling Kong

Artist: Coastal Collective
Sponsor: Birketts LLP

This gorilla has been covered in a glittering mosaic of reclaimed mirror and glass. The surface is ever changing, reflecting the surrounding environment and passers-by, sometimes dissolving into the surroundings and sometimes sparkling and bouncing light. He is a showman and a disco ball but also carries a message: gorillas are an endangered species with their primary threat being habitat destruction, and the way this one absorbs its surroundings is a reminder of how dependent they are on their environment.

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