Waste side story
Seeds of meaning
From disposable to exceptional
William Amor’s artistic signature is to turn the products of our consumerist society, which have been deemed to have no value and which are harmful to the environment – namely plastic waste that causes pollution – into objects of beauty. For him, a used plastic bag or packaging film has the appearance of silk, while the synthetic cellulose acetate from a cigarette stub can become a Mimosa flower, part of a marquetry-inspired design, or can be used to create a unique composition. PET and its petrochemical derivatives from packaging and plastic bottles transform into imitations of crystal and glass that are astonishingly true to life... Fibres from fishing lines and nets become beads, stray aluminium from cans becomes embossed metal... For William Amor, nothing must go to waste and everything can be of use creatively; even off-cuts and scraps from his studio are stored and incorporated into his creative process.
The seeds of metamorphosis
Consumer products, films, plastic bags and bottles, PET and its petrochemical derivatives, packaging, fabric, synthetic cellulose acetate (from cigarette stubs), carpets, PVC, plastic fibres, fishing nets and ropes, straw, aluminium from cans and other products, paper, thread, wire, cork, glass, leather... The list goes on!
Nature as muse
The artist’s sources of inspiration are many, as are the different realms to which his imagination takes him, as he lets himself be guided by nature in its different forms... Broken branches, dead trees, grass, dried flowers and preserved plants, seeds, mineral substances and natural fibres are just some of the starting points for his artistic creations.