The Great Haul art installation may look like it was made out of shimmering tiles or sequined fabric, but it was actually constructed out of salvaged plastic. Plastic has become a popular material among artists, but this Portland-based artist breaks away from the mold to create an abstract sculpture that focuses on the beauty and possibilities plastic has.
Created by Anna Hepler, The Great Haul installation sags from the ceiling in an almost cartoonish manner. Erected in the Portland Museum of Art’s Great Hall, it has been affixed to a skylight that creates a soft glow from within. It is this subtle illumination that gives the plastic a dubious aesthetic, making people question what it really is.