Anyone would question the sustainable quotient of anything ghastly, ghostly or burnt-out. Well, if we consider the creative interpretation of the German artist Wolfgang Stiller, which undeniably points toward a creative reuse of lumber lying unused thus far, we can assume that the intent is definitely greener than it appears to be otherwise. Titled as Matchstick Men, the site-specific installation touts giant matchsticks with charred faces carved on their burnt ends – which conclusively are ghastly.
Moreover, when you see several of these sculptural pieces at one place (or in the gallery below), you would notice it appearing “like a battlefield or a playground.” As MyModernMet quotes artist’s take on his artistic sculptures, the Matchstick Men seem to criticize the Chinese government for the human faces resemble those of Chinese people. Since 2008, the sculptures have been exhibited in coffin-like matchboxes, or otherwise scattered around the place at various installations across the globe.