Khalil Chishtee's Plastic Bag Sculptures
Using trash bags, unused grocery bags and plastic sheets, Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee creates life-sized figures wracked with emotion. He uses these materials as a metaphor for “recycling our identities” or braving the problems of life.
“For the first time I have used trash or recycled bags as my medium because no matter how many times I recycle plastic, it will remain plastic only, it will not change, so why do we change after being replaced?,” he says. “We change names, religion, language and even emotions. Why can’t we also remain ‘human beings’ that we essentially are?”