Reclaimed netting

Susan Hall Artist Printmaker Painter Environmentalist textile studio teacher

This series of images are a response to  the many thousands of nets discarded overboard  by fisherman in favour of the catch.  These nets become hazardous to all marine creatures living in our oceans causing suffering and eventually death.

 


Everyday plastic soda water bottle, with found doll from a beach collection.


As consumers we are trapped in a plastic era. Plastic drink bottles and

Susan Hall Artist Printmaker Painter Environmentalist textile studio teacher

Trapped

Susan Hall Artist Printmaker Painter Environmentalist textile studio teacher

Constructed from

beach collected plastics

shopping bags,

cigarette butts, bottle

tops and fishing line.

 

My concern is for the ever increasing amounts of plastic finding its way into our oceans. Ocean going seabirds are feeding their young a toxic mix of broken down pieces of consumer plastic and fish.

 

Investigating the death of ocean going sea birds nesting on Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean,scientists found their stomachs  to be full of plastic shapes, bottle tops and lids of many colours.  The chicks were dying of malnutrition.

 

You can read more about this in my paper.

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Constructed Stomachs

other discarded plastic waste clog our waterways and finish up in our oceans. Eventually this waste breaks down into tiny molecules and becomes a toxic chemical waste to all sea creatures, creating dire consequences in our oceans, the food chain and thus ourselves.