veronika richterová, based in the czech republic, uses heat to twist, turn and cut up the bottles and give them natural forms.
soda and mineral water bottles become flowers, cacti, frogs, and even crocodiles!
over the years, she has used thousands of bottles, and has developed many ways of shaping them.
PET bottles are derived from oil and are notorious for not degrading in nature. This means that they have to be collected and recycled – into fiber for clothing, construction materials, other PET containers and so forth.
her obsession with plastic bottles doesn’t stop with creating artwork, richterová has also collected over 3,000 PET plastic objects from 76 countries and writes extensively about the history and usage of plastic in her article a tribute to PET bottles.