14 August, 2012

Plastic Passion

Paper or plastic.
It's a question posed to each of us, with the obvious, environmentally sound answer being paper.
Or neither, an answer more and more of us give while pulling out our own reusable bags.

But that is not the case for Khalil Chishtee.
The California-based, Pakistani artist has chosen the plastic bag as an unlikely medium for his art.
What we so often see as trash (or something used to hold our trash), Chishtee sees as treasure, sculpting and transforming his bags into haunting, beautiful figures.

Beauty, always, is where you least expect it.

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