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Plastic Bag Landscape Art

These Photos by Vilde Rolfsen Present Plastic Bags as Beautiful Art

— April 27, 2014 — Art & Design
'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.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycling Plastic - Creating innovative and beautiful objects out of discarded plastic bags, such as the 'Plastic Bag Landscapes' art project, showcases the potential for upcycling in the plastic industry.
2. Environmental Consciousness - The 'Plastic Bag Landscapes' project serves as a reminder for industries to prioritize environmentally-friendly practices and seek alternatives to single-use plastic bags.
3. Artistic Recycling - The transformation of plastic bags into art pieces highlights the artistic potential in recycling materials and encourages the exploration of new, creative approaches within the recycling industry.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists and designers can explore innovative ways to repurpose materials and create stunning artworks like 'Plastic Bag Landscapes' while raising awareness on environmental issues.
2. Plastic and Packaging - The 'Plastic Bag Landscapes' project presents an opportunity for the plastic and packaging industry to invest in sustainable solutions and find creative alternatives to single-use plastic bags.
3. Waste Management - The concept behind 'Plastic Bag Landscapes' prompts the waste management industry to develop strategies for better recycling, upcycling, and minimizing the impact of plastic waste on the environment.
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