I looked at plastics and their multiplicity within the discipline of painting. I researched their origins in prehistoric life and the process by which it becomes plastic. Self-replication became an intriguing idea, thinking of the plastic as having a life-based through-line from animal to substance to substance replicating animal form. Thinking about material as an active part of making, I explored plastic to look at the ridiculousness of everyday objects masquerading as quotidian. The process posed some nihilistic thinking about my position in the Anthropocene: am I here to push plastic around, operating as an artist or a consumer?
Experience:Being HUMAN 2021/22