Plastic Lace

The creation of 'Plastic Lace' started with the urge to make use of used plastic bags that had accumulated under the kitchen sink. It was a way to confront my guilty conscience. The result is a piece that is nebulous, crude and beautiful, representing the environmental cost of disposable consumerism, the dire future that is inevitable if our appetite for instant gratification and habits of convenience continue to override the long term consequences of an uninhabitable earth.

Plastic Lace, 2004

72x72” approximate, depending on orientation

Used plastic shopping bags, melted