New York-based sculptor Andy Yoder recently revealed a project that’s been two years in the making: Early One Morning. The piece is a replica of the world during Hurricane Sandy, measuring an impressive 42” in diameter and made from thousands of matchsticks. But don't worry—the artist coated the entire thing in a flame-retardant substance.

The globe’s frame is composed of steel, cardboard, foam, and plywood. Every match had to be glued to the bottom of the frame and then painted by hand. The final product is an astonishingly accurate replica of our planet during the Superstorm.

Early One Morning will be on display at the PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair from May 8 through May 11.

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[via Fubiz]