The Gyrecraft Art Project Uses Discarded Plastic to Make Handcrafted Sculptures

By: David Ingram - Aug 12, 2015
References: mymodernmet
London-based design firm Studio Swine is creating stunning ecological sculptures as part of its new oceanic project 'Gyrecraft.'

Designers Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves, who each sailed approximately 1,000 miles along some of the world's most heavily polluted areas, set out to collect tiny plastic sea debris that plagues the world's oceans. Using a custom-built and solar-powered machine -- nicknamed the 'Solar Extruder' -- they each melted polluted bits of collected sea plastic to create striking art sculptures. The pieces pay tribute to the rare practice of coastal and island-based art culture.

Drawing attention to society's impact on our ecological surroundings, this ocean art project pays tribute to those that call the sea home, and does so in a gracefully understated and refined manner.