Precious Metal

I am continuously fascinated by the residual histories of a particular object. In my latest body of work, Precious Metal, I explore medical implant recycling, a common practice for most crematoriumsin the United States and abroad. As an environmentally conscious individual, I’m interested in the duality of a process which both conserves natural resources while at the same time gives new life to these otherwise discarded artifacts. By interrupting the reclaiming process, I preserve the history of a medical implant and highlight the unique markings left on its surface by both the body and the cremation process.

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