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- a plastic takeaway that will outlast us. The shape and title of the artwork- Plastic Lakes, Stream, Pool change in each location the work is exhibited and reference bodies of water that inspire the form, reminding us that plastic is everywhere.