MYSTERIOUS FOSSIL FOUND ON CAMPS BAY BEACH
A curious melted plastic sculpture was spotted on Cape Town’s Camps Bay beach. Partially buried beneath the sand, a giant, plastic-riddled skull could be seen.
The sculpture was created using a blend of welded metal and recycled plastic, referencing ‘plastiglomerate’, a rock veined fossil of plastic. The structure forms part of a collaborative effort between ethical retailer Faithful to Nature and performance artist and sculptor Francois Knoetze. This partnership aims to highlight the huge volumes of plastic waste that forms part of the ocean’s ecosystem, and that is essentially destroying the planet.
The project was inspired by the need to examine how our everyday decisions are negatively affecting the environment and the sculpture is intended to remind us to reconsider how we are plasticising the landscape.
Knoetze says its about more than recycling plastic; it’s about looking at the permanent and grave implications that using these materials have on the environment.
Faithful to Nature was founded in 2006 out of the belief that people should be able to purchase products with a full description, including a complete ingredient list from the country of origin to the cruelty-free status.