A Mug On The Coast

When creating this piece, my main intent was to convey the idea of environmental damage and pollution through the usage of the piece itself. I eventually settled on the idea of a mug, designed to represent a city symbolic of our modern industry, along with a coaster designed to look like natural scenery along a coastline. As one uses the mug, they may notice that their “city” seems to “stamp” or take up space on the natural “ground”. Using this deliberate action and position of the two aspects, my aim is to represent the environmental damage of our modern society, and my hope is that it encourages the user to think more sustainably for the environment.