Made of Plastic

Made of plastic, 3D printed plastic and natural materials, sizes vary, 2018
Made of plastic, 3D printed plastic and natural materials, sizes vary, 2018
Made of plastic, 3D printed plastic and natural materials, sizes vary, 2018
Made of plastic, 3D printed plastic and natural materials, sizes vary, 2018
Made of plastic, 3D printed plastic and natural materials, sizes vary, 2018
Made of plastic, 3D printed plastic and natural materials, sizes vary, 2018
Made of plastic, 3D printed plastic and natural materials, sizes vary, 2018

We do not live in harmony with the natural world around us. Rather, we claim it as our own, taking more than we need and leaving a wake of disruption in our path. To further contemplate the links between nature and humanity, these sculptures merge organic material with one of our most disruptive and damaging materials: plastic.

“Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest.” -Charles Moore, Marine Researcher

This new series Made of Plastic combines plastic material to repair, replicate, add on and edit nature while simultaneously destroying it like a parasite of the modern era. The organic matter will eventually disappear and decompose while the plastic additions take centuries (if ever) to disintegrate. The traces of humanity outlive nature and will even outlive us. Our trace, our imprint, is permanent here.

© 2018 Richelle Gribble