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Inclusions
2018-ongoing
Cast concrete objects containing plastic
collected from different seas across the world
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For this ongoing project, items of plastic are collected from different seas across the world. They are cast into concrete, creating simple geometric forms that reference the language of minimalism. Each object acts as an azoic monument to our destructive tendencies, and complicity in environmental degradation. The title references the geological term meaning a foreign body enclosed within the mass of a rock - but unlike naturally occurring inclusions, these are entirely man made.