Thursday, May 6, 2010

Recycled Plastic Bottle Jellyfish

There's a lot of plastic bottles floating around out there, enough to practically have an unlimited supply should you want to use them for something. Artist Miwa Koizumi, out of Brooklyn, has been hunting for plastic bottles and transforming them into elegant and ethereal jellyfish. The translucent and slightly colored material can easily be affected and melted into flowing shapes and if you just glanced at them, you might honestly think they were floating jellyfish.

Miwa had a thought one day that humans in the past, used to hunt and forage for things they needed. So she went outside and started rooting around and came back with a lot of plastic bottles, thus her PET Project.

"I love the idea of using liquid containers to make water animals. Contained/containing, trash/not-trash, like the jelly-fish or anemone: Living/non-living
And I wanted some pets..."

Miwa uses combination of heat guns, soldering irons and different cutting utensils to make these PETs. She thought about using glass, but says this is much more fun, not to mention she has as much material as she wants by fishing in the garbage.

[Miwa Koizumi]