Plastiglomerate: The Rock of the Future Made Into Sculpture

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.