Plastic2018, linoleum block print on rice paper, 10.5” x 22”
I aspired to use this piece as a commentary on the plastic waste problem in China. I chose a scene that I frequently see in China: workers on foot or with bicycles collecting overflowing amounts of plastic from mountain hotels. The industrialized hotels are contrasted with the natural environment around them. I chose to create a block print to mimic the production of plastic with the reproduction of prints. It is also printed on rice paper to further tie the piece to natural elements traditionally used in China.