A modular origami chain of HDPE house wrap (aka Tyvek) sits atop a quilted strip of single-use plastic packaging and polypropylene landscaping fabric. For six months these symbols of American convenience and abundance will be pinned to the ground, serving as a source of curiosity and wonder as people see favorite products and familiar materials used in surprising ways. But when removed, the installation will leave a scar on the land where the light was blocked and the grasses unable to grow. This represents the insidious side of our dependence on plastic: its enormous environmental toll.
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