For years now, I have enjoyed seeing plastic waste on the street. I enjoy their bright colors, after they are torn up, thrown away, and randomly rearranged into a muddy rainbow hodgepodge. They are snippets of popular culture, remixed into a kind of memory device of our present time.

Plastic waste is so prevalent in the earths sediment, that many geologists have come to recognize it as a part of the sediment itself. Plastic is now simply another ingredient of the earth, right next to marble, granite, limestone, diamonds and gold.

I look at plastic rubbish on the street as raw material. And I literally mine it for my work. By melting and polishing them, I create a new type of rock that resembles a gemstone. I fashion these into futuristic jewellery.