my name is Elze


I am an Amsterdam based artist and I make art and illustrations from upcycled plastic bags I find on the street.

As there are already so many materials on the planet I tried to find a way to make art without having to buy or manufacture anything new. After lots of experiments I discovered ironed plastic bags are a high quality kind of material that you can even mix colours with up to a certain level. I don’t use any paint or pencils, I only iron and cut the pieces of plastic.


Pretty unbelievable isn’t it? I know!


I like to spread the word so if you have any questions, a room to fill or some workshop space, please don't hesitate to contact me.


To give you a better insight in the process check the video’s and Photo’s on the Art & illustration page