Sunday, 10 December 2017

Plastic, the new ceramic

photo from Practical Basketry Techniques

Plastic is here for good, filling up our landfills, our cities, our countryside, our forests, our oceans and our bodies too. 

Let's celebrate the plastic for its tenacity, strength, adaptability and audacity! It's a modern symbol of survival and longevity, a material best suited to its environment, encroaching on all other life forms. Years from now, when a new generation of bio engineered materials supercede plastics (and providing humanity survives period) objects made from it will fill museums and archeologists, material anthropologists and curators will make it their subject of study. 

Never did a material impact so greatly on life on our planet, clay soon will be forgotten.

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