Although plastic bags are an environmental hazard for numerous reasons, Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee found them useful when creating these introspective sculptures. These real-size, human-looking figures seem to be melting away by the way the artist arranged the trash bags.
Torn and on the verge disintegrating, these statues symbolize how humans interact with their identities. The artist explains his idea behind using plastic as a metaphor to represent the idea of identity: "So why do we change after being replaced? ...We change names, religion, language and even emotions. Why can't we also remain 'human beings' that we essentially are?"
Despite the passage of time or being recycled, plastic remains almost the same, which is why Khalil Chishtee uses this material to illustrate how humans cope with emotions in their daily lives.
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