These Photos by Vilde Rolfsen Present Plastic Bags as Beautiful Art

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 27, 2014
References: vilderolfsen & visualnews
'Plastic Bag Landscapes' is a collection of photographic images that transform the ugly sight of an abandoned plastic bag into magical objects of astounding beauty and intricate detail. The project is the work of Norwegian artist Vilde Rolfsen, who wanted to find a way to 'make plastic bags look magical.'

Rolfsen worked by first illuminating the delicate, detailed creases of ordinary plastic bags. She then took photographs of the bags to create gorgeous abstract images that evoke images of icy caves, onrushing waves and vast mountainous landscapes.

The aim of 'Plastic Bag Landscapes' is not to glorify plastic, but rather to provoke thinking of how plastic can be re-used so as to minimize the harmful effects of discarded plastic on the environment and on human health.