Final Me and My Sustainability

I divided my project into two parts- both exploring the use of plastic bags for art. I started by creating sheets of material, fusing the plastic bags together.  I then used this to cut out my own origami squares. With these, I made origami animals to show the relationship between the damaging effect we have on our environment, and the animals who are being hurt by our behavior.  I used the piece to show the juxtaposition of a harmful material creating something that is living. I also explored the idea of using the plastic bag material as a canvas. Again, I wanted to create ties between the destructive behavior that is hurting the earth, and the beauty it holds.  Therefore, I drew a flower pattern on the bags, using them as a canvas. I wanted to represent the beauty behind flora and fauna, and reference the harm that will come if we do not correct our behavior.

 

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