My typical working methodology combines a thematic enquiry and an experimental engagement with materials and processes.
Research for my final body of work fosused on water pollution, including drinking water resources, seas rivers and lakes.
As my research progressed I was shocked at the state the world's water is in, Read More...
Research into water pollution led to slumped vessels then used as a mould into which I then cast each contaminant listed in the WHO drinking water contaminant list, (106 in total).
Our desire for consumables means that industries produce waste which is emptied into our waterways, the inserts are appealing alluring, echoing our desire and they pull the delicate vessels off balance.
This work was made in response to ice sheet melt in the Canadian Arctic.
It is a map which chronologically records ice sheet melt over forty years, each sandblasted sheet shows the retreating ice. The final sheet being almost clea, devoid of ice.
This body of work focused on research into Dead Zones, areas of water that are termed hypoxic or eutrophic. aquatic life is under severe threat in these oceans and lakes, and often they are unable to survive due to the low oxygen levels.
I invented a process which captures the struggle for survival experienced in these areas.
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