S T A T E M E N T
We live in a world where there is more plastic than plankton swirling around in the North Pacific Ocean. Millions of tons of trash are produced worldwide, contributing to planetary degradation.
Heather Law’s artwork is a dramatic depiction of American material consumerism and the resulting waste it creates. The repurposing of personal detritus makes an ethical claim on the viewer; an invitation to reflect upon one’s own daily interactions with these commonly discarded objects.
The transformation of trash into slip-cast ceramic sculpture and utilitarian wares emphasizes the permanency of our rapidly growing landfills and ever-increasing disposable mentality. With every casual action people make trash; from everything we eat and drink, to the refuse we flush down the drain, we all consume planetary resources.