This triptych symbolises an environmental situation that is worsening. Over the last 10 years we have learned more of what plastic is doing to our oceans and the marine life that relies on it. Phantom is an emotional response to the hidden dangers in our ocean. After reading a report about turtles eating plastic bags because they were mistaken for jellyfish I was compelled to explore this worrying statement more and create a body of work that incorporated abstraction and curiosity, instead of shock. Using plastic bags suspended in the breeze I tried to emulate this vision. These images are a haunting response to our relationship with the environment and the lasting damage we are causing in a disposable society.
Billie Hoare • Josh Huxham • Maciej Krzyminski • Brett Lockwood • Sam Lyne • Lucy Pike • Chloe Prabucki • Mary-Anne Walker •