Slow Plastic Desk Set

Milk Plastic Pen Barrel, 2017. Freedom Baird. Synthesized at home from reconstituted dry skim milk, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol. From a 1906 recipe demonstrated on YouTube by British chemist Robert Murray Smith.

Milk Plastic Pen Barrel, 2017. Synthesized at home from reconstituted dry skim milk, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol. From a 1906 recipe demonstrated on YouTube by British chemist Robert Murray Smith.

Slow Plastic Desk Set, 2017. Freedom Baird. Synthesized from reconstituted dry skim milk, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol.

Slow Plastic Desk Set, 2017. Synthesized from reconstituted dry skim milk, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol.

Attendees at the College Art Association Annual Conference 2017 Performing Materials panel tried out the bioplastic milk pens made by Freedom Baird, 2017.

Attendees of the College Art Association Annual Conference 2017 Performing Materials panel discussion — at which I presented on this work — tried out the milk plastic pens (image above, and two below)

Attendees at the College Art Association Annual Conference 2017 Performing Materials panel tried out the bioplastic milk pens made by Freedom Baird, 2017.

 

Attendees at the College Art Association Annual Conference 2017 Performing Materials panel tried out the bioplastic milk pens made by Freedom Baird, 2017.