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 industry, yet It can't be recycled efficiently and can't be reused.

Experimenting with the way polystyrene reacts to Acetone reveals new aesthetics and properties of the material.

 

Although the process releases toxic fumes which makes it damaging ecologically, it enables the material to change form and reshape into  compact shapes.

The material "melts" and copies its mold along with textures and patterns.

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

POLYSTYRENE

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

Experimenting with the way polystyrene reacts to Acetone reveals new aesthetics and properties of the material.

 

Although the process releases toxic fumes which makes it damaging ecologically, it enables the material to change form and reshape into  compact shapes.

The material "melts" and copies its mold along with textures and patterns.

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