Our understanding of animals is plastic and fragmented. Plastic Gaze aims to explore the issues involved in representing animals and question how we view nature. The man-made material creates a plastic skin, a static depiction and a mere representation, in this way the animal is converted into an object. The use of light emphasizes the material that is encasing the animal showing how our consumerism is smothering our wildlife.
The plastic used in this work was all sourced from Dunedin households and from the reserves of the yellow eye penguin.