anna brones

writer + artist + activist

Plastic Can Be Beautiful

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Plastic is plaguing the environment and our health, but in celebration of the big Ban the Bag event that we put on this Tuesday (which Portland’s mayor Sam Adams spoke at), I decided to put plastic to good use. A big event calls for big jewelry, so I knocked out a necklace and bracelet, proving that single-use plastics can be turned into something more worthwhile instead of merely being thrown away.

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The above necklace is a plastic bag cut into strips and then knitted into three separate squares. The bracelet is cut from a plastic cup and then held together by silver wire.

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Written by Anna Brones

April 23, 2009 at 09:53

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  1. This is really nice work and I totally agree with you that plastic art can be beautiful. The amazing part is how various plastic art can be depending on your process and what you’re trying to accomplish (what kind of art you’re making). I just wrote up an artist that is doing amazing things with plastic on my blog at http://www.adiosanticipado.wordpress.com and would love to hear what you think of his work.

    drewfbush

    May 12, 2009 at 09:31


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