Looming above passersby in Lisbon, Portugal, a gigantic raccoon protrudes from the side of a building. _______________________ This larger-than-life 3-D street mural is the creation of Artur Bordalo, a Portuguese artist whose unusual animal sculptures made out of garbage are attracting international attention. That's exactly what Bordalo wants: his goal is to raise awareness about the destructive effects of excess consumerism. To that end, the broad appeal of the animal world serves Bordalo's purpose well. After the spectacle of the towering raccoon captures the interest of passersby, the sculpture's materials demand that viewers confront the waste products that are harming the natural world.
At this point, the writer wants to add a description of the raccoon that helps develop the main idea of the paragraph. Which choice most effectively accomplishes this goal?
A.The raccoon's intent gaze is directed straight ahead, creating the impression that the animal is carefully considering the passersby in front of him.
B.A close look at this multimedia street sculpture reveals that the raccoon's eyes are made from discarded tires, its arms from dented bumpers, and its claws from assorted metal scraps.
C.The black, white, and gray raccoon pops against a vivid background of green and blue.
D.The artist's attention to detail is evident: parts of the raccoon are carefully painted on the wall of a building, while a surprising selection of items construct a hulking sculpture.
Choice B is the best answer because it most effectively develops the paragraph's main idea. The specific details about the materials used to create the sculpture—discarded tires, dented bumpers, and assorted metal scraps—illustrate Bordalo's approach discussed throughout the paragraph.