Sculpture titled “Dung beetle and hand vacuum cleaner”

Recycling is good, but this is ridiculous.  Dutch design studio wieki somers creates sculptures made from human ashes:

her project ‘consumer or conserve’ evaluates this notion of a second-life. she considers, how human ashes can be reused by means of rapid prototyping or 3D printing, so that we may afford someone a ‘second life’ as a rocking chair, vacuum cleaner, perhaps even a toaster? would we become more attached to these objects if this was the case? would our willingness to pay more for a product increase if it is made from human tissue or ashes?

One has to wonder who actually signs the release to allow the loved one’s ashes to be sculpted into Sisyphus the Dung Beetle.

wieki somers: consume or conserve.