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The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States are coming together in Carbis Bay, Cornwall for the G7 summit, which has been commemorated by a Mount Rushmore inspired sculpture of the G7 leaders.
Japan’s Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide’s face is among the seven sculpted using remnants of electronic devices to highlight their impact on the environment.
Artist Joe Rush was commissioned by musicMagpie, a British online electronics retailer, to put together the sculpture to assert Rush’s message that electronics “need to be repairable or made to last longer because the stuff is going into landfill,” according to the BBC.
Rush’s statement piece intends to instigate more productive talks, a mission that many people in Japan also aim to partake in.
On June 10, a day before the summit, protestors in Japan peacefully gathered to affirm their stance, calling on Prime Minister Suga as well as Minister of the Environment KOIZUMI Shinjiro to end CO2 emissions by 2030 and transition to renewable energy.
Sculptor Rush titled his piece “Mount Recyclemore,” and it is facing the hotel where the summit is located—a strategic move that ensures the piece generates ample talk and recognition, the BBC shared.
The sculpture features UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Joe Biden, and Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi, alongside Suga.