plastic dry cleaner bags
12 x 12 inches
In recent years Barbara Lubliner’s public installations and studio work have involved re-purposing trash into playful art, shifting the focus from environmental blight to creative production.
She utilizes the structure and attributes of different types of post-consumer plastic. For Wall Rug Lubliner handles plastic dry cleaner bags like fabric, making a traditional braided rug. Her aesthetic is to keep the waste material obvious yet have it disappear in plain sight as it becomes part of a greater whole. The work embodies the idea of transformation, an optimistic belief in the possibility of positive change.