Scáth, 2016As humans in the age of consumerism collectively we are entrusting in a vast and unsustainable activity of making, taking and throwing away plastics. Inspired by the pervasiveness of our voracious appetite for polymer materials, my work employs the use of Styrofoam as a sculptural material to address these issues. As passive observers, we stand by and watch as it intoxicates our surroundings and not only that but also each one of our bodies too.
From the perspective of Object-Oriented Ontology*, I see myself as a sort of ‘onto-naut’, a voyager moving through moments clouded by the irreducible darkness of plastics while adversely enchanted and under the spell of its allure. Guided by this global paradox that is plastic, I hope to initiate a dialogue around the incessant yet now incidental polymer material, Styrofoam, the ultimate consumer material.
*Object-oriented ontology (OOO) is a school of thought that rejects the privileging of human existence over the existence of nonhuman objects.