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Work in Progress- Giant Sculpture Snail made from recycled carrier bags

Posted on: July 2, 2010

This is part of a series of sculpture pieces that I am currently working on – looking at using domestic waste as material to make sculpture. In this case plastic bags – that threaten our delicate environment. Since plastic takes thousands of years to break down and decompose they really do threaten life  forms -and with more and more ending up in land fill sites the problem is set to get worse. Instead of throwing they away – I have started to use they to create a series of natural forms that they threaten to destroy. Cutting the bags to create a thread – I have cut, weaved and in this case hand knitted a fabric to create a living form. I have choosen fundemental  life forms such as the spiral snail and caterpiller form to base many of my pieces . I hope to create life enhancing sculpture from a highly destructive material. Your comments would be gratefully received!

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