Sydney-based creative studio Mundane Matters has transformed ocean plastic into a delicate, beguiling, and thought-provoking art installation.
Suspended from the ceiling of Customs House, the rescued materials have been reimagined as 2,255 objects that resemble oranges.
Made from 120kg of marine debris collected from the Great Barrier Reef, Wasteland voices two of the world’s most urgent problems: plastic pollution and food waste. It questions the impact of our lifestyle on the natural environment.
Through an optimistic shade of orange, Wasteland hints at hope. It reminds us of three vital principles: reduce, reuse, recycle. And as the sweeping spectacle of 2,255 objects suggests, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We need to tackle these problems together.
See this captivating installation inside Customs House until 28 October.
About the artist
Mundane Matters designs digital media, experiences and products that inspire positive environmental and social change. The studio became globally renowned for making and photographing fruit and vegetable sculptures to raise awareness for food waste reduction. Mundane Matters has recently launched 365 to Zero, an online knowledge hub for sustainable living.