Recycled HDPE (#2) and PP(#5) plastics from the Botanic Garden and local households
12’ x 10’
“Plasticus porticus” is a 12-foot arch created by melting recycled plastic on a vaulted steel frame. The color transitions from black to purple, red, orange, and yellow as it moves upwards, representing ideas of growth and a brighter future. Passing through the structure will provide viewers a moment to contemplate the amount of plastic in the environment and where the plastic’s life cycle might end.
Currently on view at Chicago Botanic Garden
Photos: Robin Carlson Dong for Chicago Botanic Garden