Arts in Context

Plastic Planet

Season 8, Episode 3 of 8

Artist Calder Kamin always loved sculpting animals but it wasn't until she started using plastic bags that her medium matched her message. Extended: The Plastic Planet project is a series of animal sculptures made entirely out of plastic bags and recycled materials, representing how synthetic compounds are quickly replacing all things organic. Artist Calder Kamin always loved sculpting animals but it wasn't until she started using plastic bags that her medium matched her message. From the San Antonio Zoo to SXSW Eco, Kamin finds fellow nature lovers everywhere and uses them to inspire her work. Plastic Planet highlights the sometimes symbiotic, sometimes antagonistic relationship between nature and humanity - all while making a positive impact on the environment.

Previously Aired

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Time
Channel
3/4/2018
10:30 a.m.
3/7/2018
11:30 a.m.
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