Friday, August 8, 2008

Plastic like Diamonds is Forever

Most plastic packaging is called “disposable”
from “disposable” food containers, “disposable” lighters,
but, we know that everything disposable
goes some where and that some where is for a long, long time.

When all of the oil has been extracted,
plastic as we know it today will be a rare commodity.
Petrochemical plastic will have tremendous value
as a treasured reminder of days gone by,
when plastic was a term for something cheap and disposable.

By giving aesthetic form to what is considered to be garbage,
I serve as both cleaner and curator.
While the content of my work has a message
about the spoiling of the natural world by the human/industrial world, my intent is to transform the perils of pollution
into something beautiful and celebratory.