A competition entry for The Stop Night Market and partnered with Oyster Boy. The cart explores the lesser known story of oysters. The formation of a pearl is the result of an accidental circumstance. This process begins when a grain of sand penetrates the protective layer of an oyster. In its defense, the oyster coats it with many layers of nacre - the same iridescent mineral that the oyster fashions.
Playing with tradition and transformation, the cart is envisioned as a piled aggregation of platonic solids, distorted to present false perspectives from various points of view. Once visitors approach the shapes they are revealed to be shallow projections, receding to virtual vanishing points. The cube, prism and sphere that make up the cart are constructed from scrap plywood. Like grains of sand, these pieces are cleaned and primed with white gesso, then dipped in an aqueous marbling tank. The material application transforms the cube, sphere and prism to appear as solid blocks of marble, rotated and suspended around the hidden platform of the cart. This celebratory project brings together the themes of alchemy and cooking in a salutation to the artifice of the pearl and dissimulation of the oyster.