Nicoletta de la Brown’s Embroidered Plastic Bags
These embroidered plastic bags are from Nicoletta de la Brown’s El Barrio Bodega series of which she says:
Rescued from the gutter; blowing down the street like city tumbleweed. I reclaim and elevate what once was discarded by creating embellished art objects.
The combination of the time consuming heavily worked embroidery and the throw away nature of plastic carrier bags makes for a fascinating piece of work. Through skill and the dedication of time the everyday throw-away is promoted above its commonly held station and presented to us as an art object.
You can view more of work on Nicoletta’s Behance page here.