Sea Sponge Water Filter

This sea sponge sculpture is molded out of plastic bottle caps collected during my barista job. An animal that filters toxic chemicals out of its ecosystem is ironically fabricated out of the plastic waste that pollutes it.

This image shows how I transformed the sponge to be a functioning water filter. The previously detrimental plastic waste is recycled to have a purpose.

Video of the sponge in action here︎︎︎

︎︎︎A natural water filter built by layering cotton, activated charcoal, sand, & gravel︎︎︎

©2023 Alina Spatz