Fighting Back I (multiple angles), 2018. Plastic bottle, cement, daffodil
This project began from my anger and despair at the plastic pollution crisis that we have found ourselves in. I find that I suffer a lot from eco-anxiety and making work about my anxieties helps me to find positivity and light again amidst the darkness. Whilst living in Bath, I noticed plants everywhere! Growing through cracks in the pavements and walls, the small crevices and the man-made city. This gave me a spark of hope that nature will fight back, and continue to battle against our dominating man-made world.
Through these works, I propose this question: If plastic bottles were looked at as a solid, indestructible material, would we look at them the same way? Would we be so willing to throw them away?