|Meet Betty: back view|
This is what I am calling a "fused plastic soft sculpture." The apron theme was inspired by the wonderful apron-making ladies of San Miguel del Valle. This piece was intended to go entirely another way, but I discovered fused plastic has a mind of its own. The fusing of old plastic bags created an assortment of new plastic textile pieces. I then fused or stitched those pieces together to create the sculpture.
|Fused plastic textile detail|
|The Betty: front view|
|Close-up: sampling of plastic textiles|
|Plastic fused textile; sewn-on plastic circles|
|Delicate frill: scraps of colored plastic fused between thin produce bags|
|Fused plastic textile|