PERPETUAL PLASTIC #1573
Perpetual Plastic Series
Archival pigment print on paper (framed)
18" x 24" (25.25" x 31.25" framed)
Edition of 10
For most of the last decade, I have been making artwork from ephemera on its way to the recycle bin. I have used packing bubbles, security envelopes, shredded paper and magazines, backdrop paper, and, most recently, plastic shopping bags.
Bright, shiny and alluring, plastic bags are dangerous to wildlife, and particularly marine life. A long-term solution to a short-term problem, they take hundreds of years to decompose.
I wanted to approach this serious issue through visual appeal and humor. Seductive forms engage and draw the viewer in. Plastic has been used to imitate organic forms that are being threatened by this inorganic and indestructible material.