Using recycled ocean plastics to update the terrazzo-effect table.
A contemporary rendition of a nineteenth century specimen table top, Gyro substitutes examples of precious marble, timber and ivory for the plastic composite ocean terrazzo developed by Brodie Neill and his collaborators. In varying hues of blue and green the composite is inlaid in a kaleidoscopic diagram to depict the Earth's longitudinal and latitudinal lines.
Having worked at Made in Ratio full time for a year and part-time for the next roughly 18 months, I was able to work extensively on the Gyro table, from the development of the original kaleidoscope pattern and colour sampling, to the sorting and assembly of the individual micro plastic pieces that were sent from beaches clean-ups around the world, most notably Hawaii, Cornwall and Sydney.
LOCATION: Made in Ratio, Brodie Neill
PRESS: Exhibited at Somerset House Biennale 2016
PRESS ARTICLES: Plastic Effects