JOSH BLACKWELL’S BAGS, BETWEEN ART, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND ENVIRONMENTALISM
If cigarette butts are the most common litter in the world, it isn’t hard to imagine what the second most common is. All you have to do is take a look around: plastic bags. For six years now artist Josh Blackwell has been collecting them from homes and streets to convert them into elaborate and colorful pieces somewhere between art, craftsmanship and environmentalism.
“I spent years trying to work on the theme of unbridled consumerism and how to tie it into my artistic research”, Josh states. “So I decided to combine this civic exercise of recycling with techniques of painting, sculpture and installations”.