My self-directed study has been concerned with Planned Obsolescence (meaning an item is essentially built to fail) and surrounding factors such as consumerism and waste. I chose this subject as I feel it is very much a current issue.
I have used old bottle caps, & cast them in resin in order to create a new use for them as coasters. These coasters belong to the scheme ‘waste not want not’ (for which the logo can be seen as a series of stickers). As the name suggests, the aim is to encourage people not to waste – in this case, through giving something a new purpose.