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.