PLASTIC - Ecology of Disease Series - A3 Print

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PLASTIC


Handmade collage + acrylic printed on 100% recycled paper with plant based ink.

"Plastic” shows images of plastic rubbish found inside the stomach of a starving albatross. As much as 13 million tons of plastic goes into oceans each year, according to an estimate by UN Environment. The disposable masks marking the event of the coronavirus pandemic endure a lifespan of 450 years.

The Rorschach inkblot could be interpreted as a mask by the collective psyche of 2020, although historically it was commonly interpreted as a bat. Interestingly, bats are symbolic for change, darkness before rebirth – an ending of a chapter.

Deforestation, systemic racism, a global respiratory virus… these themes are sewn together by the ecology of disease and expressed in words like “I can’t breathe.”

"Ecology of Disease" is a series that expresses the interconnectedness of humankind and the natural world. The imagery is used to prismatically express what 2020 has un-masked. It hopes to convey a sense of empowerment and responsibility as we re-write the new normal.