Unless you're a tool builder for a packaging manufacturer, you probably don't consider plastic bottle caps objects of art. But Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist Aurora Robson has managed to take the lowly bottle cap and turn it into a thing of beauty, in a large-scale exhibit that opened Oct. 15 in Philadelphia called "Be Like Water." The project uses thousands of bottles and caps, collected by the schoolchildren, to create what Philadelphia Daily News columnist Ronnie Polaneczky calls "ethereal, delicate, crystal-like forms that gitter and sway on suspended filament. Walking under them is like gliding beneath dangling ice sculpures." When the exhibit is finished, the plastic will be dismantled and recycled.
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Truly beautiful bottle caps
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