The title Sisyphean denotes a task which can never be completed. The necklace is made of recycled remains of several bronze casting “trees” created thorugh the lost wax casting method. This work functions as a remark on the makers own process and the resulting bearer of the makers objects.
The work aims to examine the role of the contemporary maker in relation to materials, conceptual processes and sustainability. Where do our materials come from and where do they end up? What are the ethical responsibilities of using materials from deep below or working with materials that are/were alive and how do we create symbiotic relationships with other than human entities? Can an increased focus on sustainability force our artistic practices to take new unexpected, experimental leaps? How can craft practices be used to reflect upon contemporary material culture and what impact will it have on the future?