Plasticus porticus

Recycled HDPE (#2) and PP(#5) plastics from the Botanic Garden and local households

12’ x 10’


“Plasticus porticus” is a transitory space where viewers are confronted by an unfamiliar materiality of a very familiar material. The piece consists of 350 lbs of post-consumer HDPE and PP plastics collected from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s waste stream as well as fifty plus households in the west Chicago and near suburbs. 

Trevor Chan
Colin Forsyth
Paarshav Shah
Hyeseul Song
Noah Taylor

Currently on view at Chicago Botanic Garden

Photos: Robin Carlson Dong for Chicago Botanic Garden