SN: In what way?
IK: I left Hawaii thinking and questioning my own behaviour and personal impact on the environment, which led to fundamental changes in my lifestyle and as an artist to direct my work to critique the status quo.
I could no longer be idle in my actions, the fact that for the past 27 years on coffee alone, I have consumed about 6804 plastic cups.
Some of them may be floating around the ocean, in the landfill, in the stomachs of fishes, birds, whales, recycled or back in my stomach. So I decided to neutralise the numbers.
Changing one's own habits may seem inconvenient, but they are necessary; saying no to a plastic straw or a plastic bag, carrying your own coffee mug and shopping bag, finding groceries that are not wrapped in plastic and avoiding plastic products, all small changes in habits which if applied by enough people will undoubtedly have a positive effect.