Plastic Bags Make Beautiful Art

Piles of plastic bags saved from the landfile

What can you do with a bunch of plastic bags? It turns out you can make some pretty amazing stuff. All you need is a whole lot of artistic talent, vision, patience and plastic bags. I know because I got to watch one of these beautiful projects materialize.

I got this front row set because the artist is my sister so I guess that playing with trash runs in the family. We made this time lapse video which shows a small portion of “AWAY” an art installation at the Loveland Colorado Art Museum by Heather Fortin Rubald. The exhibit will be on display from February 18, 2017 to April 30, 2017 and explores the question “When you throw something away, where is away?” The installation uses some 5,000 plastic bags and other post consumer plastic to depict a forest scene as well as other single pieces of art.

Sorry for the very unprofessional photography in this video, that was my contribution. 🙂 Hopefully you can still appreciate the subject matter and the amazing results.

If you are in the Colorado Front Range area I hope you will check out this amazing art exploration into rethinking what we throw “AWAY.”

Self Portrait made from plastic bags by HFR Designs
Self Portrait made from plastic bags by HFR Designs
"The Kiss" HFR Designs adaptation of Gustav Klimt's famous painting re-imagined and constructed from plastic bags.
“The Kiss” HFR Designs adaptation of Gustav Klimt’s famous painting re-imagined and constructed from plastic bags.
HFR Designs wearable art "Poppies" purse made from plastic bags.
HFR Designs wearable art “Poppies” purse made from plastic bags.

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Til next week,

Happy Upcycling,

 

One Reply to “Plastic Bags Make Beautiful Art”

  1. That is MARVELLOUS!! Your sister and you are both very talented.

    How I wish I lived close enough to visit your sister’s exhibit! I’ve seen what you’ve posted on your blog before and it’s all so amazing.

    Where did you two get the trash-to-art gene from? Anyone else in your family involved?

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