THE PACKAGING WAREHOUSE — When you see a sheet of bubble wrap what do you immediately do? A) Ignore it B) Pop it with the ferocity of a hungry wolf in a butcher shop C) Make an incredible work of art out of it.
I'm guessing a majority of us picked B. I always assumed that stuff was invented to pop and then people realized you could use it to wrap up fragile stuff to ship. Turns out I was super wrong about that, but what's truly incredible is that New York-based artist Bradley Hart uses the stress-relieving bubble wrap not to pop or to ship things, but to make incredible works of art.
Hart says he loathes that popping sound we all love because bubble wrap is his canvas. His painstaking process includes filling syringes with different colored paints, which takes multiple days. He then fills each individual bubble with paint to create beautiful paintings.
His paintings are labors of love considering the time and work that goes into them, but it's also a two-for-one deal because he gets a secondary painting that's created from the excess paint injected into the wrap. Both are beautiful, and I'd be more than happy to put either on my wall.
According to the video, bubble wrap was initially invented to be wallpaper but somehow it never caught on. I couldn't tell you why, but thankfully Hart has found another way to utilize the stuff that doesn't include destroying it, but rather using it to create something beautiful.