Peter Root was an artist who lived in Guernsey and along with his partner Mary Thompson, who was an artist too, cycled around the world in July of 2011. During their adventure the tragedy struck and they were run over by a distracted pickup truck driver.
One of Root’s creations that remained as an amazing piece of art, is Ephemicropolis that even featured in National Geographic. He started this project with a boring office supply and turned it into something absolutely amazing.
He needed 40 hours and 100,000 staples to created a 600×300 cm city. The project is made of stacks of staples. It stood for three weeks in the Northern Trust Bank in Guernsey and after that it collapsed.