The art of our necessities is strange,
That can make vile things precious.
- William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act 3, Scene 2.
This project investigates the deliberate growth of bacteria and mould throughout a process of mutation and decay. I have collected and cultivated food waste from within my home over a period of five months. Through photography, I can render permanent matter that is in a state of change. Beauty can be found within what is considered taboo, dirty and unacceptable.