As much as I hate plastic pollution, and I wish for a day when Earth will be clean again, there is one thing which plastic has brought to our lives - the colour! The whole spectrum of vivid, intense and mesmerising shades.
I grew up behind the Iron Curtain, and I don't remember seeing many colours. It all was grey, brown and dark green. Today I call them natural colours, but back then it was all too boring.
Plastic can come in a wide variety of colours, depending on the specific type of plastic, the manufacturing process, and any additives or pigments that are used.
Some plastics, such as polyethene and polypropylene, are naturally translucent or opaque and can be tinted to various colours using pigments. Other plastics, such as polycarbonate and acrylic, can be made transparent or translucent and can also be tinted or coloured using dyes or pigments.
The colour of plastic can also be affected by factors such as the thickness of the material, the molding process used, and exposure to sunlight or other environmental factors. For example, plastics exposed to UV radiation over time may yellow or become discoloured.
In general, the colour of plastic can be an important factor in its appearance and use, whether it's for packaging, consumer goods, or industrial applications.
I am drawn to the colours of the bottle tops. I love to look how they melt and create beautiful patterns - random abstracts. The final look is always a surprise. I need to be very careful not to exceed the maximum melting time. If I play with the pattern too long, it all goes back to the grey I remember from my childhood.