Monica Wickström

APPETIZER #green-lilac


Reused plastic food-coverings, steel wire, plastic tube, silver

70 x 110 x 45 mm

We know that tiny pieces of broken-down plastic, micro plastics smaller than 1mm, travel up the food chain in the oceans and end up on our dinner plate. My “appetizers” made from reused plastic food-covers, have not seen the ocean.

Rubbish, which is my main material and the story that it narrates, are the most important elements in my jewelry. I work in a conceptual way, as plastic food-covers are being transformed into brooches-appetizers. It is a matter of recycling; where trash is combined with silver in an attempt to emphasize our resources.