plastic madonna
12 mtr 3D-printed statue

Plastic Madonna is a project to change humanity's believe-system.
Step 1 (finished)

Prove that if people collectively doing almost nothing, e.g. pick up a stone, together we move a mountain.

Step 2 (in progress)

In the same way as step 1 -a lot of people doing almost nothing- we want to collect the funds to print the 12 meter long statue ‘Plastic Madonna.

Step 3 (starting)

Constructing the 12 meter meter large statue. Using the recycled plastic of 100.000 littered plastic bottles, printed by a robot-arm 3D-printer.

Step 4 (june 8 2017)

Exhibiting the statue on the beach of Scheveningen. After that she want’s to visit every city. We provide lectures and talks.

Why Plastic Madonna

It's not the statue we want to build!
We want to change what people believe.

Imagine a huge problem, on a global scale. This problem can be solved so easily, but people don't believe it. So they don't do it. Then what's the real problem? What they believe! Only when we believe small things matter, are we capable of great things.

Our team

De people behind Plastic Madonna
Peter Smith
Peter Smith
Peter is an Artist and a bit of a philosopher. His philosophy is; if mankind understands that there’s no action too small to make a difference, this would make all the difference in the world.
Frank Elbersen
Frank Elbersen
Projectmanager 3D printing Large Statue
Deep down all people are alike. It’s their habbits that make them different. Combining my expert-knowledge with my dedication to create the Plastic Madonna, I hope to make a difference in this world.
Willemijn Heideman
Willemijn Heideman
Project Coordinator
I have worked as an environmental engineer in industry for many years. There I became convinced that environmental change is not obstructed because of technical or financial obstacles. These can always be overcome, IF we all change our way of thinking and our behaviour as citizens and consumers. The philosophy of the Plastic Madonna underlines this so well! I am happy to contribute as a projectcoordinator.

The Press

It's already all over the planet