EVERYBODY NEEDS A ROCK
2016 - ongoing
Drawing an inspiration from a new kind of rock called ‘Plastiglomerate’ which contains plastic fragments, this project aims to raise awareness of hidden value in the problematized matter. I collect plastic waste together with natural materials surrounding it, in my biotope. The collected materials are melted together into a unique, local artificial stone, and the results are refined by cutting and polishing. I simultaneously play two types of roles: a force of nature that petrify and create rocks, a miner and a stone cutter. Every rock I make contains the memories of today: just like diamonds are the result of mantle activities during the formation of the earth.
Some of the works of this project are in the permanent collection of Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.