Indian Ocean Gyre, 2015 Sea plastic, mother of pearl, aluminium, steel, brass, rope
Solar Extruder, 2015 Aluminium, fibreglass, rope, borosilicate glass, steel, rubber Made in collaboration with Andrew Friend
North Atlantic Gyre, 2015 Sea plastic, reclaimed mahogany, rope, brass
Gyrecraft is a journey of 1000 nautical miles collecting plastic on the way from Azores to the Canaries through the North Atlantic Gyre with the Solar Extruder; a machine designed and built to melt and extrude sea plastic using the Sun.
In the swirling gyre, most of the plastics have broken down into tiny fragments which are spread over massive stretches of the Ocean. Due to their size, they are incredibly difficult to recover in any large quantity making this once disposable material very precious. The 5 objects represent the 5 major Ocean gyres.