The material follows the shape of its mold and receives very fine details

Polystyrene

Finding new aesthetics with polystyrene

Polystyrene is a very common by-product of the shipping and packaging industries, yet It can't be recycled efficiently and is rarely reused.

Experimenting with the reaction of polystyrene with Acetone reveals new aesthetics and properties of the material.

During the reaction, the material "melts" and copies its mold shape along with it's textures and patterns.

 

Although the reaction releases toxic fumes that are damaging ecologically, It has the advantage of reducing the volume of the material making it move compact.

Keeping in mind the fact that polystyrene does not decay, the new visual resembles an organic matter,  reminding an archaeological finding that our generation might leave behind for future generations.

Year: 2014

Finding new aesthetics with polystyrene waste

POLYSTYRENE

Polystyrene is a very common by-product of the shipping and packaging industries, yet It can't be recycled efficiently and is rarely reused.

Experimenting with the reaction of polystyrene with Acetone reveals new aesthetics and properties of the material.

During the reaction, the material "melts" and copies its mold shape along with it's textures and patterns.

 

Although the reaction releases toxic fumes that are damaging ecologically, It has the advantage of reducing the volume of the material making it move compact.

Keeping in mind the fact that polystyrene does not decay, the new visual resembles an organic matter,  reminding an archaeological finding that our generation might leave behind for future generations.

Year: 2014