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Saccharum (sugarcane) is a perennial grass growing abundantly across the globe and is the main source of sucrose. Refined sucrose, also known as sugar was historically introduced to the west as an expensive commodity that influenced socio-cultural movements. However, over time sugar has become under-appreciated and devalued and is now regarded as a cheap commodity.


Through my work I aim to elevate sugarcane by transforming it from a humble crop into a crafted artifact. With the emphasis firmly on the handmade and the artisan craftsman, I also hope to challenge our perceptions surrounding this forgotten material and propose future alternative uses for natural resources that are currently in abundance yet under appreciated.