Sculptures Created From Melted Plastic Bags By Ryan Lytle

HDPE2: Modern Artifacts

We are that strange species that constructs artifacts intended to counter the natural flow of forgetting.

William Gibson

With these sculptures, the intention was to create modern artifacts. These forms are inspired by ancient relics but created with contemporary materials. In contrast to the past, we live in a time where most everything is disposable, and many recyclable materials are simply thrown away. One such material is HDPE2, the plastic used commonly in shopping bags. This product is non-biodegradable and can take centuries to decompose. These sculptures are created by shrink wrapping plastic grocery bags around a wire armature. They are then stained with acrylic paint to show the texture. The result is a form that references a sense of antiquity with a modern twist. The sculptures are meant to create the aesthetic of having been unearthed by archeologists of the future.

You can see the rest of the series so far, and Ryan's other works by clicking on the link provided.

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This is so inspiring! Great job!

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