Plastic Poetry

A 50’ sculpture made from recycled plastic bags, celebrating the ban on plastic bag

2013 March

A plastic sculpture was designed upon commission to be a token of the Austin’s city-wide ban on plastic bags. A group of 20 workers were assembled to collect plastic bags from various grocery stores around Austin, and were instructed to create a 50’ curtain formed by meshing the bags together using lark’s knot. The resulting curtain was draped in between two prominient buildings on the University of Texas campus.