A modern inconvenience, pods of extinction

Mixed media: aluminium coffee pods, plaster, resin, gilding, perspex cabinet

This artwork is a nostalgic nod to the past, to a time of scientific fascination and respect for the natural world. The collection shines a light on the impact of consumerism on diversity and the environment. This ‘cabinet of curiosities’ contains a variety of insect species constructed from aluminium coffee pods. Aluminium production is one of the most polluting industries in the modern world. The popularity of these coffee pods has contributed to the devastation of ecosystems and species diversity.

This work represents the permanent loss of natural diversity for the benefit of modern convenience.

Category: Emerging

by Annika Karskens HIGHLY COMMENDED