These teacups might look like they’re about to fall down, but there’s no need to panic. They’re a mural by Dutch artist Leon Keer called Shattering in Helsinborg, Sweden. Each tumbling teacup features a different “doomsday scenario.” On the blue cup, glaciers melt, while on the green cup, oil seeps into the ocean.
To bring his mural to life, Keer worked with developers to create a smartphone app that uses augmented reality. When viewers look at the mural using the app on a smart device, an animation plays in which the teacups topple out of the mural. Keer hopes to convey that “life can be turned upside down in an instant.”