In 1990 I discovered an unusual material, it felt and looked like ‘plastic rock’. At this time these forms were integrated in my photographic works. The images displayed here to the right (made on 5×4 Fuji Transparency film) were part of my final graduating exhibition in 1991 at the Gulbenkian Gallery in London. I have been using this material for over twenty seven years. Work from 1990 is displayed at end of the sequence.
A claim to the discovery of something new, something undiscovered can be made only as a formal requirement regarding the language in which the proposition itself is expressed. Is it not a paradox that the material we have come to ‘know’ recently as Plastiglomerate as described on Wikipedia may have surfaced much earlier?