To be a sculptor presents an interesting moral decision, With the current harvesting of resources globally (forests, minerals, metals, stone etc) becoming increasingly more finite due to deforestation, open cut mining, mass production methods and unsustainable demand, what then becomes an ethical material to use in the making of an artwork? That question led me to consider the fact that so many materials already exist. In our backyards, trashcans, garages, junkyards, wreckers and sidewalks.
The scale on which we create waste is magnificent.
This opened up so many possibilities.
For me waste materials present a beautiful invitation to embrace the concept of renewal and innovation.
An apathy has developed for our day to day material possessions . The idea that modern products contain this built in obselensence is widely accepted and has resorted I think to this devalued view of the various objects and items that we buy as consumers.
In order to be an agent of environment change I believe one must first love the detrimental factors that are affecting it. Waste materials must first be celebrated in order to bring about a more sustainable perspective of what should be wasted and why we are wasting things in the first place.