Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

Art made from reclaimed plastic

The challenge asks us to tempt our readers to click through by showing a peek of something.   

Did it work? The detail shows a section of the elongated, wanna-be space-traveller that was part of Tony Cragg’s recent exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Elongated male form with two swirls

The elastic-looking gentleman with a large, red heart is one of a series of artworks created from recycled plastic. It’s intriguing to recognise everyday objects (part of a coat hanger, a bottle, a disposable lighter); the deft use of colour is fascinating; and it’s shocking to contemplate the level of plastic waste.

Recycled plastic objects used to create artwork

I loved how you only needed to move the camera a few inches to create a different effect, by capitalising on the swirl. I wonder how many human activities and pastimes are represented by the waste plastic here?

33 Replies to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek”

  1. It made me peek, and I’m glad I did. I am intrigued by the seemingly straight edges. Fascinating, thank you.

    This puts me in mind of a mural created by Tilda Shalof, a nurse who works at a Toronto General Hospital. It is created entirely from the plastic bits and pieces of normally discarded medical paraphernalia.

    Google this heading, if you’d like to read more “Nurse designs mosaic with 10,000 pieces of discarded hospital plastic”

    1. I imagine there is always something new to see as well as familiar things. We went twice this year because my sweetheart lost something there and we had to retrieve it, but I had never been before.

        1. Luckily he lost it in the shop and they had it safely for him. Otherwise, you’re right, we’d have had next to no chance of retracing our steps.

  2. I’m beginning to regret that I didn’t take the time to go into the indoor exhibition of his work now. Plastic is another of our ‘brilliant’ ideas that is having a huge impact on our planet.

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