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A term coined in 2013 when conglomerate structures of stones,
sand and other natural debris bound together by hardened plastic
were first found on Hawaiian beaches.
A series about water
about the form of surf and wave
and the things they carry with them, guilelessly
things the tide carries to the shore, sometimes
or grinds down, othertimes
until they float within the water column
burden of the sea
A series of necklaces full of pale leaves in imitation of different plants.
It takes millenia for oil to form from decaying organic material,
it takes mere minutes to discard a plastic bag.
But the plant which formed the oil, some of which formed the bag, is still in there somewhere.
The following video describes my background and some of the techniques I use to create pieces from recycled plastic bags.
A Finnish version of the video can be found here.