Plastiglomerate, September-November 2014


In 2013 Kelly Jazvac, alongside geologist Patricia Corcoran from Western University, Canada, traveled to Hawaii where they discovered a new form of stone: they called it plastiglomerate. This unsettling amalgam of plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean fusing oceanic lava rock, coral, and sediment is a scientifically recognized harbinger of the anthropocene era; a hot-button geologic term describing the present and future earth as irrevocably shaped by human activity.


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