These old-school photograms are artful, abstract, mysterious, and a shocking reminder that discarded plastics will never break down naturally — art as a wake-up call.
Plastic was a miracle invention, created to make our lives more livable and modern. It offers many conveniences to how we purchase and package our goods, and even create some of the things we buy. However, it is here to stay. Unlike the natural material that we used in the past for these items, plastics take hundreds of years to break down their components and become part of the ecosystem, consisting of oil and chemicals bonded together to be durable and permanent. We continue to manufacture more and more of this material. It swims in our oceans, sits in our landfills, and litters our neighborhoods.