Easter Holidays: Making Plastic Useless, by Making it Art

What have you made?

I have begun a project where I turn various pieces of plastic into colourful paintings.

How does it relate to your previous/subsequent work?

It is a continuation of my week 7  project, which was inspired by the Oscar Wilde quote: “All art is quite useless.” I made plastic bags into paintings, thereby making them useless, subverting plastic’s reputation as a useful material.

Why did you make it?

The idea is to claim as many bits of plastic for the art world as possible, to remove their d

What message does it send?

How does it communicate ideas?

Does it have a goal or purpose?

Does it tell a story?

How did you make it?

What materials did you use?

What processes did it involve?

What inspired you?

What artists?

What ideas?

What issues?

What media?

How effective is it?

Did it turn out the way you wanted?

What works?

What doesn’t work?

What feedback did you get?

Does the feedback align with what you thought?

What’s the next step?

How can this artwork be improved?

Are you going to stick with it or move on?

What would you do differently about it?

How will it inspire your future work?

Have you learned anything from it?





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