A group of geologists suggest the earth should be moved from the Holocene epoch to a new Anthropocene epoch. As the human activities are heavily affecting the nature and natural elements are adapting to the pollution that we have created. For examples, the air is full of the tough, unburned carbon spheres emitted by power station. Artificial fertilisers, which contain plastic pollution, aluminium and concrete particles, and high levels of nitrogen and phosphate, can be found in the soils. Plastic and micro plastic particles are in our water and ocean. The nature is no longer “natural”, human activities and pollutants turn the “nature” into the “artificial”. In order to apply this concept in this project, I work with both nature and artificial materials to bring them together.
For artificial material, I have collected plastic manufacturing by-products. I create my own recycling system and reconsider the potential use of the materials. It is suggested the possibilities for two products could be created at the same time in the manufacture process, in order to maximise time and energy use in manufacturing. It can also reduce the spaces to store the by-products.
Royal College of Art, 2016
Material sponsored by Great Central Plastics Ltd