The narrative of Cumbrian Bone Marble is based on the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease episode. Cumbria was the most affected region in UK and to avoid the propagation of the virus, millions of animals were incinerated and buried in pits. This scenario speculates that the geological processes exerted to this pile of bones would produce the Cumbrian Bone Marble that could become a valuable resource mined in the future.
Yesenia Thibault Picazo manufactures minerals out of the materials most often used by humans. Aluminum, bones and plastics are employed to create a ‘material library out of future geology’. The resulting collection consists of intriguing rocks that Thibault-Picazo refers to as PPC (Pacific Plastic Crust), Cumbrian Bone Marble and Aluminum nuggets.