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Loom & Doom: Plastic Weavings

Kelsey Merreck Wagner's avatar Kelsey Merreck Wagner

There are over 20 weavings available in different colors and sizes, ranging from 7 to 30 inches wide and 30-60 inches tall. There are many more pieces than shown here, which are also available if you would like a certain color theme. These weavings range from These weavings are made of a yarn warp, with plastic bags and recycled bits of string acting as the weft. The process of weaving abandoned mediums into a narrative of human/product/environment relations points to the complex web of ecology we live in, destroy, and seek to protect. Globalized capitalism has encouraged human production/consumption and subsequent waste practices that threaten the environments we live in. We are particularly drawn to the convenience and price of plastic materials, which we use and dispose of at an alarming rate. This piece is at the nexus of aesthetics, anthropological inquiry of environmental ruin at human hands, and hope for socio-environmental justice. Art can change the world!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Plastic, cotton, electric cables, facemasks, glovess
  • Width: 7-30 inches
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 30-60 inches