PLASTIC DOESN’T GROW ON TREES…
is the Overall Winning artwork for 2022 Waste 2 Art.
Heather Snitch from Bathurst made this amazing tree from plastic bags. Congratulations on the win!
Heather Snitch Plastic Doesn’t Grow On Trees
Category: Community 3 Dimensional
This piece was made using bread bags, I crocheted with yarn made of strips cut from bread bags. No waste was generated as the offcuts that I could not use were used as stuffing. The only new material was a bit of wood for the frame inside, it needed to be stabilised to stand up like a tree. I have never crocheted a 3D tree, so the whole way along I did not know how it would turn out. I am incredibly pleased with it. The organic shape came out beautifully. I needed hundreds of bread bags. Each crochet row from the base of the tree is a new bag. I sourced these from friends and colleagues, as well as my own household.