Sophie Rowley

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Material Illusions - Waste

 

The decline of nature's raw resources increasingly forces us to work with non-virgin materials as opposed to extracting even more of our planets finite goods. Seeing wastestreams as a future quarry, a starting point rather than an end point therefore became the mission of this study. 

Common waste materials, such as denim, paper, styrofoam and glass were found and collected from different waste sources thoughout London. These were treated with the same appreciation as raw materials. Through craftsmanship and experimentation these waste materials were developed to Material Illusion - A in a man-made and nature-simultating sample palette. 

The names of the materials are named by the illusion which they represent.

Discarded CDs

Discarded CDs

Reworked: Perna Viridian Disc

Reworked: Perna Viridian Disc

Industrial blue foam Waste

Industrial blue foam Waste

Reworked: Helipora Foam

Reworked: Helipora Foam

Denim Offcuts

Denim Offcuts

Reworked: Bahia Denim

Reworked: Bahia Denim

Foam Waste

Foam Waste

Reworked: Kaibab Foam

Reworked: Kaibab Foam

Broken Glass

Broken Glass

Reworked: Perito Moreno Glass

Reworked: Perito Moreno Glass

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Reworked: Silverwood Paper

Reworked: Silverwood Paper

Styrofoam Waste

Styrofoam Waste

Reworked: Citatah Foam

Reworked: Citatah Foam

Silver wood paper & Helipora foam

Silver wood paper & Helipora foam

Leather, Silver wood paper & Helipora foam

Leather, Silver wood paper & Helipora foam

Perna Viridis Disc

Perna Viridis Disc

Perna Viridis Disc

Perna Viridis Disc

Perito Moreno Glass

Perito Moreno Glass

all, recycledSophie Rowley