“It was like a little trap, and the wind would blow weird shit in there that accumulated outside my studio,” van Woert says. “Anything from Doritos bags to Monster Energy drink cans.
The DNA of the world outside.” It was his most literal manifestation of the mantra that drives most of his practice: You are what you eat.
Figuratively speaking, the idea is that the world we’ve built for ourselves is only as good as the materials we’ve used to build it — these days, that means all manner of plastics,
strange chemicals, and the hollow plaster that replaces stone in the replica statues van Woert repurposes.
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