Plastic tracing is a concept based on “beautiful provocation”, using recycled single-use plastic as trace of expression to raise awareness of the damages caused by single-use plastic.
Year 2021 at RCA
Our dependence on single-use plastics has now become unmanageable and unstoppable, and plastic pollution is everywhere: from our body through the food chain to the more remote ocean side. The damages of single-use plastic into five main directions, soil, air, body, ocean and society. And they are affected mutually.
I collected single-use plastics in everyday life and sorted the plastics by colours using the colour wheel.
Then, I divided the colour palette into four groups, soil, body, ocean and air, corresponding to the four main damages cased by single-use plastics.
Got inspiration from recycled plastic in interior design and abstract expressionism.
Texture on single-use plastics
Single-use plastics mark making using remained natural dye liquid
Single-use plastics mark making using natural pigments