Igor Has the Measles

$550.00 CAD

Make your own version of this piece using your used plastic. Each finished piece will look unique and different depending on the plastic you send. (Program exclusively for residents and businesses within 100 km of metro Vancouver).

"Viruses straddle the definition of life. They lie somewhere between supra molecular complexes and very simple biological entities. Viruses contain some of the structures and exhibit some of the activities that are common to organic life, but they are missing many of the others. In general, viruses are entirely composed of a single strand of genetic information encased within a protein capsule. Viruses lack most of the internal structure and machinery which characterize 'life', including the biosynthetic machinery that is necessary for reproduction. In order for a virus to replicate it must infect a suitable host cell".
From 'The Bacteriophage T4 Virus' : Microbial Life

*Note: as this is a collaborative product, each finished piece will look unique and different depending on the plastic sent by the customer. 

Specs

Dimensions: 13.5" x 15.5" x 2.5" (framed)
Weight: 1.5lbs/.6kg (approx.)
Materials: These LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) abstract shapes were cut from a sheet of melted everyday plastic bags. There are approximately 60-70 bags incorporated.
Finish: Each shape is stud mounted onto a painted backdrop. Framing is reclaimed wood painted brilliant white in acrylic.

Buyers are Collaborators

If you purchase this design we will send a pre-paid package to you which you can fill with plastic bags. Once we receive your box of plastic we will use your plastic bags in the creation of the final product.

Limited Edition

Total in Edition: 33

We have put a limit on the number of copies of this design to strengthen the value of each finished piece. Although the form is consistent, the colour and texture will vary with each copy sold. As such, each "copy" becomes an original.