About

Almost everything we use today is packed. You eat your sandwich out of a plastic bag, we drink from a plastic cup, your eggplant and cucumber are wrapped in plastic. What would it be like if all these materials could be used continuously?

My name is Jessica de Hartog, I transform plastic waste into art objects with the aim of informing and inspiring the viewer about the value of waste.

By thinking further during the research and the making process, an experiment is created with material, color and technique. Ever since my studies I have had a fascination with plastic. Especially the color variation is important to me. For years I have been recycling my own plastic per type and color on a small scale and have created my own raw material from this. I process this raw material into my color and material library ReColored, which is continuously supplemented. Each sample stands alone as a artwork and has the value to be further developed into a greater existence. With the aim of inspiring you that disposable plastic should not exist.

Together we will generate the future of valuable raw materials.

Mission

I transform plastic waste into works of art with the aim of informing and inspiring the viewer about the value of waste.

Vision

The driving force is the creative process in which the experiment with color and technique is central. I share my knowledge and skills by giving workshops, lectures and exhibitions.

2021

Chrysaris
Develop yarns from plastic waste
Michelle Baggerman – The Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials
Workshop
Huis 73 – ‘s Hertogenbosch
Mafad – Maastricht
Grafische Werkplaats – Den Haag
Lecture
Nimeto Utrecht – Utrecht
Moscow Design Museum – Moscow
Isia Design Academy – Roma
Mafad – Maastricht
Teaching
Nimeto Utrecht – Utrecht
Porta Mosana College – Maastricht
Hout en Meubileringscollege – Rotterdam
Exhibition
Dutch design week – Eindhoven
De domijnen – Sittard
Moscow design museum – Moscow
Design Week – Romanian

Own initiative
Chrysalis
Design ReColoredlibrary (exhibition)
InterColor