Plenty o’ Plastic Posts
There is a diverse array of junk in the dumpsters, a myriad of recycled materials available to make art, yet Ruby Re-Usable keeps coming back to the plastic, especially the plastic bags. And she is not alone.
Check out MadSilence’s posts on The Art of the Plastic Bag and Plastic Bag Art: the sequel for some plastic bag facts and some fascinating plastic bag art, including Dan Steinhilber’s Plastic Bag Chandelier, Ruby Re-Usable’s plastic bag people, and Judith Selby Lang’s replica of Ryoan-ji Garden in Kyoto made entirely out of plastic bags and other recycled materials.
The Visible Trash Society has the YouTube link to Lang’s garden HERE
It“™s kind of nice. Here plastic bags are the scourge of the highways and oceans, choking aquatic wildlife and making whole islands in the sea, and artists everywhere are turning them into a material of art. Plastic Bagalicious on the Green Museum blog.
Episode Three of Leave No Plastic Behind reality-based art exhibit opens June 12 in PDX (that’s Portland, Oregon, USA), where select artists try to live a plastic-free lifestyle for 3 months and make art out of the plastic that they do happen to use during that time period.
Our favorite piece in the London Zoo Recycled Sculpture Show is this polar bear and cub made with polystyrene, sheet, chicken mesh and plastic bags:
I like these plastic bag polar bears a lot, they are an interesting exploration of materials; these Procession of the Species paper mache polar bears are just too cutesy, but then again, the latter aren’t really meant to be sculpture, they are props in a home spun, Americana parade, maybe I shouldn’t compare oranges and apples … Thanks for the information about the Recycled Sculpture and other plastic bag posts. UM
Thank you for checking out Olympia Dumpster Divers, Mike! Let me know if you see any more interesting images of polar bears, until then, love, etc Ruby
The recycled polar bear and cub from the London Zoo’s Recycled Sculpture Show are quite the thing.
yes, seems like the London Zoo show has been getting quite a lot of attention, and the plastic bag polar bear and cub is one of the most featured sculptures!
Oooh, good post on plastic! Love the bears.
hey thanks, Little Shiva! Yes, we all love the bears, but now I want to see a plastic bag Goldilocks!!