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Hats in a Pandemic #11

The Garden Party
Reinventing plastic waste.
This is part of my collection of Easter bonnets, of which I have many. All the bases on which these hats are built upon, come from recycled plastic packaging. (yogurt pots etc). Plastic packing is a crime of our times and I find it difficult to throw it away.
Over the years I have tried to find ways of using it creatively, and confess now that I have a large blue Ikea bag filled with various sizes of plastic containers stacked inside one another according to their shape, waiting for such a time when they can have a new life.
My intention has always been to do a hat-making workshop and so I collect… and I collect … and I collect. My collecting obsession bothers me at times and then I must get a grip on myself and throw potential creativity in the plastic recycling.
Tricky decisions: I made this little hat especially for the King’s garden party a few years ago (I was not personally invited, just a sidekick), and got loads of lovely comments about it. The rebel in me loved that I was wearing a bit of transformed plastic on my head for such a royal occasion.

By Lizz

British artist living in Norway. I have been working with behaviour patterns for years, both as a facilitator in communication skills and as an artist. Meditation and soul searching led me to discover flow art techniques. Sharing my art and working with individuals to help them access the creativity and happiness they hold within them, is a truly inspiring experience.