The beautiful man

The beautiful man

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Reduce Re-Use Recycle

I had my first visit to the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield today which was most inspiring. 

Johnny White-Barking up the Right Tree (2000)

I was particularly inspired by the work of Maria Hanson who under the project 'What's in my Stuff'. She has been exploring the materials that make up our mobile phones and finding some fascinating facts. 56 tonnes of gold have been used in making phones to the value of £1.9billion. Questioning how our personal phones hold so much value to us for the information they contain, how can this be transferred into us appreciating that the components are just as precious. Considering our demands for smart phones and the materials that are needed resulting in illegal mining and deaths, a timely reminder.

Maria Hanson necklace

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