Plastic Petals began as an intensive design charette. With the materials we were able to acquire and the ideas we wanted to incorporate, stemmed a pneumatic structure that reflected the cycle of Zero Waste. Visitors could take pieces of the structure and MAKE them into bags to use throughout the day. This guarantees the reuse of the material and gives visitors a lasting memento of the Faire. This iconic piece provoked many visitors to check out this new San Luis Obispo tradition! Petals are reduced from the canopy while new materials are recycled within the tree’s roots. to cause the form to contract above and expand below. Plastic petals displays that despite our dependence on this material we can still lead it through the ideal sustainable cycle.