TRANSMUTATION OF MATTER
water barrels, stainless steel, found rocks, recycled plastic
This piece is a reflection on the impact of human activity on the fabric of the planet, specifically referring to the ongoing problem of plastic pollution and the potential for recycling the non-biodegradable material. In this installation, large blue plastic barrels, act as plinths to display exotic specimens which show an evolution of natural and un-natural. Plastic tiles from Glasgow-based plastic recycling business Still Life are fused to the stones and stir notions of growing life – flowers, fungus, or even crystalline structures. This work is inspired by regular trips to the remote beaches of Scotland and encountering surprising amounts of plastic debris in places that are otherwise pristine nature.
This work was commissioned by the Art-Science Exhibits as part of Berlin Science Week 2018
Find out more about Still Life here: stilllife.earth