after the apartment was cleaned out, i wasn’t exactly sure what to do with the final sculptures that were created. it was decided that it would be best to reintroduce them back into the environment in which they were collected. they hung on a street corner nearby my old apartment.
if they are left alone by the neighbors, the bottle caps will slowly peel off of the continental structure and fall back into the streets in which they were collected. the process parallels the artificial cycle of plastics that we have created for ourselves on earth. the manufactured toxins will re-enter the built and natural environment and then end up within the earth’s waterways. they will eventually degrade and be absorbed into the oceans, watersheds, and reservoirs that we depend upon.