Creativity can be eco-friendly. This postulate can be chosen as an epigraph to the gallery of works of a designer from the Czech Republic, who produces realistic sculptures made of PET bottles.
Today, bottles are often produced from polyester (PET) that is a thermoplastic obtained from petroleum. However, despite all advantages, the packaging has very negative impact on the environment property – polyester is practically not biodegradable and therefore needs to be recycled.
In an industrial environment you can get raw materials for shoes, building materials, new bottles, etc from plastic bottles. But PET bottles are an excellent material for creativity, which attracts many artists. But the designer from the Czech Republic Veronika Richterova has done the impossible – she managed to turn old plastic bottles into a new form of art.
Richterova, warming-up plastic bottles, gives them a very unusual shape. She makes flowers, cactus, frogs… and even crocodiles, which are often difficult to distinguish from the creations of nature.
Czech designer has been already making unusual sculptures out of plastic bottles not the first year. She even opened a Museum of PET art, the exhibits of which are plastic bottles from around the world. Currently in her collection there are 3,000 of different bottles from 76 countries.