The This Mess series explores our values and relationship with single-use plastic, transforming discarded waste into previous and one-off artefacts.
Each piece is individually sculpted from polystyrene, transformed into sterling silver and hand painted.
Materials: sterling silver, enamel paint,
Dimensions: 50-60cm sterling silver chain.
About the maker: Polly Dymond creates contemporary jewellery objects from her studio at JamFactory Adelaide.
Dymond's current practice is driven by a deep love of the natural and elemental combined with despair over the loss of craftsmanship and disposability of contemporary objects and materials (plastic, plastic, plastic)! The resulting jewellery and objects possess a duality of process; forging and forming exploring ancient traditional techniques alongside the manipulation and metamorphosis of discarded single use packaging and plastics, transforming them into precious and permanent artefacts.