Sculpture 

The Great Filter

Part of the collection Where Is Away?

SITE 2018

 

The Great Filter Is made from 810 tiles, each one represents one hundred thousand tons; together they depict the estimated 8 million tons of rubbish entering the ocean every year. The plastic used in the work weighs 200kg, which is the amount of plastic entering the ocean every second.

You Are What You Eat 

part of the collection Where Is Away?

SITE 2018 

 

You Are What You Eat depicts animals, suffering in the ocean due to human impact. These are made from plastic cutlery, using one of the everyday common single use products that we throw away unnecessarily – an invisible item that has anything but an invisible impact.

A Crushing Problem 

Part of the collection Where Is Away?

SITE 2018 

A Crushing Problem depicts me struggling to hold up a bag of locally found ocean plastics, this work is responding to data from flesh-footed shearwaters, where one 90-day-old chick was found dead with a gut full of plastic, which accounted for 15% of the bird’s body mass. The bag of plastics weighs 8.25kg, which is how much plastic would be in my stomach if I were this sea bird.

Are You Hooked Yet?

A collaborative project with the scientist Kalinka Rexer-Huber for the Art And Oceans exhibition 2018

Pacific Ocean one of five albatross part of the collection The Anthropocene 

SITE 2017 

 

The work ‘The Anthropocene’ (2017) represents the impact of our capitalist society and its consumption and unsustainable production on the marine environment. The five life-size albatrosses are made entirely from common contaminant plastics such as plastic bags. The sculptures represent the objectified animal, which via the human gaze is reduced to a symbolic form. 
The albatross is a traditional maritime symbol of hope but recently this wanderer has become a victim of our rampant pollution. The work uses plastic to create a beautiful yet grotesque image of an albatross to highlight the issue of plastic pollution.  
This work is a reaction to the statistic that 90% of sea birds are ingesting plastic today, with an increase to 99% expected by 2050.