Bag It Up: Inbal Limor Recycles Plastic Bags Into High Art

There are lots of ways that you can reuse plastic bags, but I bet most people have never considered putting them in a frame and hanging them up on the wall as one of them.

Luckily, Israeli artist Inbal Limor has used her creative vision to come up with another way to reuse these bags and, in the process, transform them into high art.

Limor, whose friends and family religiously collect plastic bags for her art, uses stitching and heat to fuse several bags together and create a design.  All of her designs are based on the materials being used at the moment, and so no two designs are alike.

Regarding her innovative use of plastic bags as high art, Limor says that “I started making commercial things for use but after a while I came to the conclusion that there is no better place for a plastic bag then up on a wall, as high art.  Why?  Because it is completely taken out of its cycle – to be meant for use.”

Limor creates two-dimensional designs, such as the one pictured above, or sculptures fashioned from reused plastic bags, as seen on the right.

Limor further explains that “fusing bags is my way of recycling.  I believe some fundamental changes should be made in our lives and the way we carry them out in order to help the planet.  This is my way of making a change and trying to spread it all over the world.”

See also::
Neta In Wonderland (via Tel Aviv)
Etsy: The Ebay for Handmade Goods

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7 thoughts on “Bag It Up: Inbal Limor Recycles Plastic Bags Into High Art”

  1. the shaped rose glass is awesome! looks perfect for a wedding… 😀

  2. the shaped rose glass is awesome! looks perfect for a wedding… 😀

  3. Fusing plastic is very interesting. Open the plastic bag and cut off the “handles”, then cut the bottom of the bag to have a “tube” of your plastic shopping bag. Straighten out your plastic bag and fold twice (making several layers of plastic). Put the plastic square between two pieces of wax paper, and iron for about 15-20 seconds. Flip over and iron once again on the other side.

    This is fusing plastic. You’ll probably have to do this a few times to “get the hang of it” but there is so many things you can do with fused plastic. If you sew, you can create almost anything – and if you’re creative like Inbal Limor (picture above), you’ll be amazed at the creations you can make.

    To find more recycled items, check out: http://www.earths-journey.com

  4. jet says:

    There are lots of ways that you can reuse plastic bags, but I bet most people have never considered putting them in a frame and hanging them up on the wall as one of them…. i guess I did!

    see my works at http://www.baguiooptions.com

  5. Jane says:

    researching the category, I came across your site. great stuff!!
    cheers from PlasticBagBag.com in New York.

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Susan,
    Good question and good idea! I’m sure Inbal would be happy to answer that question for you. You can contact her at [email protected]

  7. susan trachtenberg says:

    please tell us how to fuse the bags onto, say, cloth or cardboard. with an iron? with “fleealine”?
    thanks.

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