Take a cup from the stack, fill it with water, drink and as we cannot put the cup down, we throw the container away, leaving our own D.N.A. as a trace upon the plastic. This habitual and vital act of rehydration is repeated throughout the capitalist world.
The cyclical nature of this repetitious act mirrors the meteorological cycle: rain, which forms the vapour to form clouds, which in turn creates rain, with the D.N.A. of our human/plastic impact left on every raindrop.
Mailer invites the viewer, through touch, to add to the work. By taking a cup and adding the sellotape to it and then attaching it to another, there by leaving our fingerprints, perhaps accidentally reshaping the sculpture. This is progress is added to throughout the exhibition. Mailer deliberately risks the gradual deformation, perhaps destruction, of the sculpture before lifting the cones back: replicating the downward, and sometimes destructive, force of precipitation; leaving the viewer to consider the impact and accountability of our actions, our choices and ultimately the effect on our health and the environment.