Plastic bottles cut with a simple tool into long strips and woven by hand or on an open frame loom. Technique developed for the Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative, in Bhutan.
Non-recyclable plastic wrappers woven with scrap thread. Products lined with discarded textiles. Technique developed for the Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative, in Bhutan.
Chairs made from non-recyclable plastics encased in ironed LPDP plastic bags.
100% upcycled jewelry made from discarded bicycle inner tubes and old guitar strings.
Flat materials like juice/soy milk boxes woven into baskets.
Printmaking with carved and indented polystyrene
Embroidered cotton on cotton hankie
How do we mourn past and present human rights abuses
on the land we now inhabit?
Made from food cans
"Mushrooms and meat, spinach and seafood, green tea and dairy…such foods are most susceptible to radioactive contamination. Living in Japan today, we know this. But suspicion of the very food we eat is not a unique condition. Headlines just in the past month revealed that 70% of Indian milk is contaminated with fillers like fertilizers and detergents, that shiitake mushrooms grown near Tokyo were found to be highly radioactive and that most ground beef sold in the US contains “pink slime.” The illusive search for food that is definitively nourishing has grown akin to that for
the Holy Grail, the Sang Real.
What distinguishes food from waste, holy from ordinary, real from false, saying grace from a simple act of faith? These are mysteries requiring more effort to unscramble than most are willing to put forth. So raise your glass, ladies and gentlemen, to the era of nutritional chance, tricks and illusions, wonders and edible mysteries."