World's largest yoga mat artwork is now a gallery exhibit

1,500 yoga mats, 15,000 square feet, one very big installation.

Back in June, we came across an inspiring scene: Hundreds of people practicing yoga in the middle of a town square in Tel Aviv, Israel, stretching their bodies and awakening their spirits, all in observance of International Yoga Day.

Indeed, it was a day of self-care, mindfulness and relaxation. But there was something else lying beneath the surface that day. Something rather ... dreamy.

Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017. Hundreds of people celebrated International Yoga Day on Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on June 21. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

An artistic startup known as Dreame was behind a massive art installation made up of 1,500 yoga mats that was set up on Rabin Square. It's called The Big Dream, and it's actually hundreds of paintings in one, spread out to create a piece of art that totals 15,000 square feet. It's being called the world's largest yoga mat installation.

Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017. Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

And now, the public can see it. The Minshar School of Art in Tel Aviv will exhibit the work until Thursday. The exhibit is the result of a collaboration between Amit Trainin, a professor at the school, and Sarona Karni Cohen, founder of Dreame.

"We collected 500 dreams for the future and with one of Dreame's global co-creators and artists, transformed these dreams into one artwork," Cohen explained. "We then sliced the stunning image into thousands of pieces, invited the city and partook in the dream of the collective future together.

Cohen says she's planning to launch The Big Dream in more cities in the future.

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