Consumer Species I, II and III
White wooden box and glass with collection of ‘waste’ and organic matter
44.5 x 35 x 5 cm each
2016

We are the only species that create waste material that is not readily and easily degradable or compostable. Our food comes in tons of packaging. Our products have cradle-to-grave lifecycles where materials are not reused or recycled, but discarded. Some products are even designed in a way that it becomes obsolete or unusable after a period of time (usually when the warrantee expires). In natural cycles there are no waste – decaying matter becomes the food for new growth. We need to start doing things differently.