Recycled-Paper Toy Blocks



“Re-Build” aka “Nostalgia” in recycled paper pulp.


Re-Build is an abstract & experimental artpiece, made from a self-developed technique using Recycled Paper Pulp.
The piece was created during the pandemic in July 2021, which reflects on simpler times and the re-structure that lies ahead now we are slowly coming out of Lockdown.
We have to rebuild our society from scratch, like the wonky Toy Blocks of a toddler.

The piece is made entirely from recycled paper pulp with the addition of pigments and water for the blending process. The piece is purposely created by hand to reflect the hard work and manual labour we have to put into our society to get it back up.
The gaps in between the blocks show the missing information we still need to truly prepare us for the future, as well as show how fragile everything is being held together – where if one block (eg community) gets pulled out, the whole stack collapses.

The perspective is neither flat nor 3D, but lives somewhere in between, as no one is quite sure how we climb to the top.
The different colours show how diverse our communities and industries are that make up our post-pandemic world, and are vibrantly coloured to suggest positive change and hope for the future.


Size: 40 cm by 29 cm
Prize: £1750, unframed

Work In Progress:

Full time-lapse video and behind the scenes photos of this project can be found one my Patreon. 

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