Images: Plastic

This body of images, titled “Plastic”, includes objects of incredibly small monetary value. This can be many things like molded plastic packaging, empty bottles for air travel, or cheap children’s toys. The link between the objects is their disposability and the fact that each possesses great aesthetic value. These are objects with so little value that they are nearly trash from the moment of creation and likely become trash very quickly after a brief period of use. Yet, these are objects with great visual and sculptural value; they possess a form, shape, and level detail that belies their status in the world. I am inspired by these objects; I am inspired to love them as overlooked treasures, as exciting oddities, and inspired by the contradiction of these things as waste, as trash, that could sit in a landfill for near eternity.