Debris Collage

1 of 2, 2019

Medium:  heat fused plastic bags & wraps, color-aid paper
Dimensions: 12" x 12"

Plastic packaging waste is a common side effect of consumerism. It lacks value beyond
its limited use. It takes just minutes to use but will survive indefinitely in the environment.
This collage series captures the bits and pieces of plastic artifacts leftover from human consumption. The word “artifact” has many meanings... “any object made by human beings;
a handmade object characteristic of an earlier time or cultural stage; any mass-produced, usually inexpensive object reflecting contemporary society.” Plastics represent the eternal artifacts of our current society. They never biodegrade – surviving for centuries in landfills, contaminating oceans and endangering species. 

Plastic Poufs, Plastic Shower

2 of 2, 2011

Medium:  fused plastic grocery and newspaper bags
Dimensions: 4' x 9' x 5', Plastic Shower Installation (right): 36" circumference x 12'

The lightweight, beach ball-like, soft, brightly colored poufs inevitably evoke whimsy & curiosity. Through reclaiming plastic bags, heat fusing and then sewing this plastic material, these works explore the use of plastic as product rather than simply a by-product of our daily consumption.