DANIELA SCHWARZ ART | The Fascination of Vastite
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TITLE

The Fascination of Vastite

MATERIAL

Plastic trash taken from public spaces

YEAR

2018

PHOTOGRAPHY

Daniela Schwarz

Category
Critical, Jewellery, Object
About This Project

Vastite is a newly synthesized mineral. Natural vastite is found almost everywhere in nature, especially in the ocean. It is a material characteristical for our times. By using natural vastite, a material most people would see as trash and worthless, and giving it a crystal form, it reclaims it’s position as a precious material that should be used with caution and admiration. Natural vastite is a material exclusively found on Earth, which makes it one of the rarest materials in the Universe – in harsh contrast to materials deemed precious like diamonds and gold, which can be found in abundance in Space.