The Consumer Stone Series

Consumer Stones are an abstract arrangement of the literal shapes of our consumerism. This series of sculptures re-purposes the negative spaces of extruded polystyrene packaging. The stones become a conglomerate of the shapes of consumer goods that they were originally  packed and shipped in. These conglomerates are cast in white cement and stained with acrylics paints. The process of creating a Consumer Stone is strange in that the exact look of the pieces aren’t known until they can be removed from the mold structure containing the arranged polystyrene pieces. Some of the stones have been anchored to serve as wall pieces, and others free standing sculptures.