The idea of this project is to permanently seal discarded plastic trash and other found objects in epoxy resin to create luxurious looking furniture: lamps, chairs, tables and more. Somebody's trash is given a new life and becomes someone else's treasured furniture.
We created plastic.
We depend on it.
And now we are drowning in it!
'Frozen in time', the Idea:
To give a new life to plastic found on the beach in Sardinia.
The dirty work
This is what washed up on the West coast of Sardinia after a storm.
There was a lot of plastic and debris all over the beach. It took a lot of hard work and quite some time to clear up, but in the end we were very pleased with the results.
The plastic collected at the beach was washed, cleaned and we began thinking about how to 'freeze it in time'.
We've decided to create a vertical floor lamp pictured in the sketch above.
The light-up wall/floor lamp: it would have aspects of polluted sea floating at the top, marine creatures living in the middle, and heavy objects stuck on the bottom.
The final work
Closeup of the top layer.
Middle layer: jellyfish with natural daylight on the left and with a light source at night on the right.