I first became aware of D.O.T.S. (which stands for Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin) from the image above --- a sculpture of a life-size polar bear constructed out of over 20,000 zip ties!
D.O.T.S. calls their polar bear construction a "Massimal" (From the D.O.T.S. website: Massimals are 1:1 design objects that serve as prototypes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm. These constructs are mass abstractions of animal forms fabricated in systematic fashion from one material.)
You can check out additional images of the Massimal as well as other D.O.T.S. work on their website.
Now where's that container of zip ties?
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