Among the new works in this practice of eroded objects, Arsham will debut a collaboration with Star Wars, where he applies his techniques for eroding objects to the iconic fictional characters, such as C-3PO™ and R2-D2™, crafting them from materials like blue calcite, selenite and hydrostone.
About this process of fictional archaeology, Arsham told Art & Object in an earlier interview, "All of the pieces I’ve been making for the past few years related to fictional archeology are objects in a state of decay. It’s a post-apocalyptic scenario, but another way to read them is that it’s inevitable, right? Everything that exists today will become a relic—an archeological object—in the future. The idea of fictional archeology allows us to view those things with a perspective of time, to view them from some future era."