Lynne Price – Hunter/Gatherers (21st Century)
Should you wish to purchase your own ‘biodegradable’ plastic bag please contact us – Large $120, Medium $65, small $35
This work is knitted and plaited from more than 100 throw-away bags collected from fellow hunter/gatherers at supermarkets. They are filled with unknitted plastic bags. The work vacillates between what we shouldn’t use* and what we should use – sustainable bags, kete, wine carriers. Most of us don’t use plastic bags for wallets and handbags.
There are nine bags.
* The bags will be photographed regularly for degradation. In that event, the bags will be removed.*
Bangladesh has banned plastic bags.
*Even though polyethylene can’t biodegrade, it does break down when subject to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, a process known as photodegradation…polyethylene’s polymer chains become brittle and crack, eventually turning what was a plastic bag into microscopic synthetic granules.
Scientists aren’t sure whether these granules ever decompose fully and fear that their buildup in marine and terrestrial environments—and in the stomachs of wildlife—portend a bleak future compromised by plastic particles infiltrating every step in the food chain. A plastic bag might be gone in anywhere from 10 to 100 years (estimates vary) if exposed to the sun, but its environmental legacy may last forever.
*The 9 lives in the world and understands the connections between all of mankind. It is a humanitarian, and sees no real difference between its neighbour next door and the person living in a very different culture and environment on the other side of the world.
The 9 is the least judgmental of all numbers, the most tolerant and the most conscious. http://www.ridingthebeast.com/numbers/nu9.php
Print on plastic – $600
Mobile phones delight me –
Mobile phones appal me –
* Immobile alerts: • scenery selfies • art gallery selfies • any restaurant, any time • ‘Breaking up is easy’
Actualisation of this life-size, transparent immobile phone with see-through text from W.B Yeat’s The Lake Isle of Innisfree Concept Artist: Lynne Price Technical Artist: paul@signsoflife