Cat Phillips: Plastic Garden Float

Cat Philips’ Plastic Garden Float was a collaborative art project in which over 1000 students from Pasadena Unified School district collaborated on a 100% recycled materials Rose Parade float. Plastic Garden Float encouraged community conversations around discarded plastic waste as participants wove plastic yarn (PLARN) for the float out of recycled bottles which was put on display at the official Post-Rose Parade Showcase.

Public Events:

December 21-23, 2015: Float Decorating at Side Street Projects
December 27, 2015: Opening
December 27-31, 2015: Public Viewing at Paseo Colorado
January 1-3, 2016: Post-Rose Parade: A Showcase of Floats

Participating organizations:

Pasadena Unified School District & PUSD Arts

This project is funded as a part of the NEA Our Town Public Art Project “My Pasadena,” a City of Pasadena public art project with Side Street Projects as a partner.

Project Site:

Cat Chiu Phillips




1000 PUSD students participated in the making of the float