Saturday, February 23, 2008

Cephalopod


Cephalopod, originally uploaded by gooseflesh.

Crocheted reused plastic bags. Size variable. Diameter approx. 30cm.

I love the idea of reusing plastic bags in such a way as to make them unrecognisable, and in this case, turn them into an absolute work of art. You think of plastic bags and the ocean and inevitably your mind turns to the horrors that the bags visit upon the creatures that live in and on the ocean.

Cephalopod by Helle Jorgensen is beautiful enough to display in your home, thoughtful enough to provoke discussion of the often unnatural objects that we bring into conflict with nature.

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