Selected Works > Plastic Works

Loco Quilt
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
46 x 39 x 4"
2018
Pods
Plastic bags, yarn, sticks
45 x 37 x 6"
2017
Pods (detail)
Plastic bags, yarn, sticks
2017
Pods (detail)
Plastic bags, yarn, sticks
2017
Pods (detail)
Plastic bags, yarn, sticks
2017
Season Cycle
Plastic bags, yarn, sticks
42 x 36
2016
Spring (detail of Season Cycle)
Plastic bags, yarn, sticks
18 x 15"
2016
Summer (detail of Season Cycle)
Plastic bags, yarn, sticks
18 x 15"
2016
Fall (detail of Season Cycle)
Plastic bags, yarn, sticks
18 x 15"
2016
Winter (detail of Season Cycle)
Plastic bags, yarn, sticks
18 x 15"
2016
Alternative Flag
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
25 x 37 x 4"
2017
Goddess
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
29 x 20 x 4"
2016
Repurposed plastic bags, stitched with yarn to a burlap backing
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
26 x 26 x 7"
2016
Cloud Pillow
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
36 x 36 x 8"
2015
Repurposed plastic bags, stitched with yarn to a burlap backing
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
31 x 25 x 3.5
2015
Sea Creature
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
28 x 24 x 4"
2014
Tongues
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
24 x 19 x 2"
2012
Glyph
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
21 x 13 x 4"
2013
Road Trip
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
24 x 20 x 4"
2013
Wonder Wheel (Coney Island)
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
25 X 21"
2013
Trajectory
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
28 X 24"
2013
Push Button
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
12 X 12"
2012
Core
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
13 x 13 x 4"
2013
Spin Cycle
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
12 x 12 x 3.5"
2013
Soft Target
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
13 x 14 x 8"
2013
repurposed plastic bags, stitched with yarn to a burlap backing
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
15 x 15 x 4"
2015
Landfill
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
13 x 13 x 3"
2013
Weave
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
15 x 15 x 4"
2014
Bloom
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
17 x 17 x 7"
2014
Dark Bloom
Plastic bags, yarn, buttons, burlap
19 x 20 x 5"
2017
White Bloom (Modified)
Plastic bags, yarn, burlap
16.5 x 16.5 x 4"
2015

With the ubiquitous plastic bags accumulated from grocery stores and other commercial establishments, I have discovered a way to make wall reliefs, using yarn to sew the bags onto burlap stretched over a frame. The fact that the plastic bags have varying degrees of transparency allows me to combine colors in layers, thus enriching them, and to play with the text or the graphics on the bags. The bags, too, are fraught with contemporary content—symbols of consumerism, eco-consciousness, and carbon footprinting.