Rox de Luca is an artist based in Bondi working on unceded Gadigal land.
Her art practice converts found marine and industrial single-use plastics via jewellery-like processes in order to explore ideas of consumption and waste and our neglect of the environments around us.
"Most days Sydney-based artist Rox De Luca gleans along her local beach, Bondi, or a little further away at Rose Bay Beach. She is looking for flashes of colour and of whiteness against the sand, the signs that the beach—like every beach on the planet—is adjusting fragment by fragment to the deluge of plastic waste that our species generates daily. She collects the weather-worn fragments from the sand, and she takes them home to clean and to categorize by size, colour and shape. Then her defiant transformations occur". Gleaning for plastics, defying wastefulness by Paul Allatson © 2020