skull made from heat fused re-purposed plastic utensils

Skull

Private collection

Re-purposed heat fused plastic utensils

.Life scale 6"x 6.5" x 7" 2010

 

We use a plastic utensil only once and then throw it away, but the plastic it is made from will last for centuries. With this piece I try to shock the viewer into awareness of the plastic waste problem, first with the subject, a human skull signifying death and then the material it is made from, dozens of plastic utensils fused together with heat.