The plantation was established because of the need to find a remarkable, almost symbolic use of what has been abandoned. The result is a porcelain object that rests in a common glass and which allows the observation of the growing process of plants, both its stem as well its root.
An investigation into the recycled function for the glass was inspired by debris of London’s streets. The nightlife of the city leaves behind many traces – among them abandoned glasses in the most unexpected places. In examining this phenomenon the artist spent over a month in the early morning, between 4- 6am, searching the streets and collected glasses from bus stops, benches, curbs, alleys, gates and even shopping carts.
Subsequently the many shapes of these discarded items have led to an assortment of handmade parts that can be inserted into a variety of glass vessels sizes. These unique porcelain components are suitable for growing plants and when turned upside down it can be used as a mini greenhouse, ideal during seed germination.
This product allows the consumer the opportunity to reinvent the function of an ordinary glass vessel and give it a new context and purpose.
Look for the many possibilities that surround you to create your own home breeding plantation!