27th September ’17: Plastic treasures

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As I first mentioned back in March, I’ve been a fan of art made from discarded plastic for some time but I’ve only just learned that ‘junk art’ (or ‘trash art’) is a recognised artistic movement (junk art was first coined as a phrase in the 1960s). I love the many and varied ways that people put plastic trash to good use in the name of art, such the large-scale reclaimed plastic sculptures byΒ @b0rdalo_iiΒ andΒ @mcphersonsteve‘sintricate and impressively ordered pictures. I’ve a not-so-secret desire to visit his studio and admire his ‘plastic treasures filing system’. I suspect it might make me very happy in a ‘Monica from Friends’ kind of way. I wonder if he has a favourite found object? I do: take a closer look at my trash art in today’s pic and try to guess which find makes me the happiest? Who needs diamonds when you’ve got sea treasure, huh?

Martha, The Colour File x

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