EXEMPLAR: PLAG

Wael Seaiby tackles the environmental issue of wasted plastic bags and turns this obsolete, free material into a resource and creation of Plag (see Fig 1., Fig 2. and Fig 3.). The perceived value of the plastic is transformed from cheap and tasteless into a bespoke object that is reminiscent of glass or ceramic craftsmanship. 

Fig 1 . Seaiby Wael,  Plag  2014, HDPE Plastic bags. 

Fig 1. Seaiby Wael, Plag 2014, HDPE Plastic bags. 

Fig 2 . Seaiby Wael,  Plag  2014, HDPE Plastic bags. 

Fig 2. Seaiby Wael, Plag 2014, HDPE Plastic bags. 

Fig 3 . Seaiby Wael,  Plag  2014, HDPE Plastic bags. 

Fig 3. Seaiby Wael, Plag 2014, HDPE Plastic bags. 

Wael Seaiby's process of making Plag informs how I will actually transform this waste I am collecting from the environment into something beautiful. The process also has a mixture of hand made and randomization that works together to create a natural aesthetic beauty.