Plastic Pool

Skills: Installation

INSTALLATION:

Plastic Pool, Plastic fragments, 12′, Wayfarers Gallery, Bushwick, NY

Plastic Pool, Plastic fragments, 7′, Rocket Gallery, LIC, NY     

Micro Plastic Pool, Plastic fragments with vinyl, 3′, Wayfarers Gallery, Bushwick, NY    

Plastic Lakes, Plastic fragments, Dimensions variable, at Art Lab Tokyo, Japan

 

                                                                          

 

Photo credit for Micro Plastic Pool, Ante Mag
Photo Credit for Plastic Lakes, Chikara Yoneyama

 

Plastic Pool is an installation of shard-like cut shapes cut from plastic bags.  The plastic bags are sourced from packaging waste that the artist has personally accumulated.  The work is a commentary on our throw away culture and a call to consider the environmental toll of plastics. The title references backyard parties but the incredibly dense accumulation of the materials draws upon imagery of the North Atlantic garbage patch. The artwork has a static energy that holds the fragments in place, but when the viewer interacts with the piece, tiny pieces may cling to them- an unexpected plastic takeaway that will outlast us. The installation is site-specific, becoming small puddles, lakes, and streams – a reminder that plastic is everywhere.