Artist transforms plastic bottles into fantastic shapes

The incredible plants made from recycled plastic bottles by artist Veronika Richterová

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By Rachel Maniquis

Ever wonder what you can do with old plastic bottles that you don’t want to throw away? Czech artist Veronika Richterová takes creative recycling to a new level by transforming plastic bottles into incredible works of art.

Over the years she has created hundreds of lamps, plants, animals, flowers, and other forms by cutting and modeling used plastic. By utilizing all bottle parts – the neck, the bottom, the body, and the lid – she demonstrates that we can create art out of anything without spending and wasting.

Over more than 20 years, Richterova’ has collected more than 3,000 bottles from around the world, and her sculptures have taken part in prestigious exhibitions. Aided only by simple heat and a small knife, her creativity has won her praise and enthusiasm.

We all know that plastic is not environmentally friendly, but other than regular recycling, we could also tap into our artistic sides and utilize it to create something beautiful.

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All images belong to Veronica Richterova