365 Days of Plastic is one year’s worth of plastic food packaging from a single household, which is both simultaneously beautiful and horrific. The work plays with the ambiguity of outcome and interpretation - domestic and industrial, beautiful and ugly, useful and useless.
The different scales and textures formed through casting create a panoramic view of containers. The positive and negative spaces are equally important. The use of dental plaster plays with the conceit of it’s normal use to cast teeth and a link to eating and food. The making of the work coincided with the pandemic, so it functions as a marker of time, and of the containment itself. It also asks questions about our disposable society, consumerism and our dependency on plastics.