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Plastiglomerate: The Rock of the Future Made Into Sculpture

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As scary as it is to think of what is going to happen to all the plastic waste that is filtering out into the ocean, one particular use seems to make a lot of sense -- and its also really beautiful.

In 2013 the Canadian artist Kelly Jazvac and a geologist Patricia Corcoran discovered a new form of stone: they called it plastiglomerate, congealed masses of plastic waste merged with oceanic lava rock, coral, and sediment.


Jazvac has been making art out of the material ever since -- and a new show opens next week in New York at Louis B. James gallery. I'm excited and a little scared to see the results.