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Vessel, Metamorphism, 2017-ongoing

This is a vessel. It was designed by Shahar Livne. It is dated 2017-ongoing. Its medium is lidded lithoplast vessel on stand, lithoplast vessel, wide chisel, brush and thin-hooked chisel, touch sample lithoplast material. It is a part of the department.

As natural resources diminish and, with them, many media-specific crafting processes, Shahar Livne reframes the material impact of the 20th century’s reliance on petrol-based plastics. Plastic waste, which clogs land and sea, has been undergoing geologic processes, compounding and morphing into a clay-like substance that Livne molds and shapes using traditional methods.

It is credited Courtesy of Shahar Livne.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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