The central product is are two digital scans of a found clay rock.
photo scan of the original clay rock
It is then processed (molded, crushed, wet, poured, and fired) with the intent of reproducing its
photo scan of the processed clay rock
These are waste objects.
A contemporary notion of art (is irreducible really, but...) often centres around the cult of aestheticization (to use Benjamin’s ideas loosely). If an artwork were not pure aesthetic and had a practical use-value it would be designed. Based on this gross simplification of art: how to qualify waste? Even if the process is not resource-intensive, the investment of labour into a purely aesthetic (read: useless) product appears inevitably wasteful.
The project minimizes material waste in favour of wasted labour, serving as an aestheticisation of labour.