Fledging

2018, fiber and found objects, 24.5'x10'

Based on an excerpt from a National Geographic article about threats to marine life, Fledging expands on the magnitude of the issue. Humans are constantly reminded of their impact on other organisms yet that rarely renders a call to action. The approach to this piece was careful execution with a sterile aesthetic.

"Victim: Laysan albatross chick. Age: six months.

Cause of death: starvation due to a full stomach.

Contents of stomach (right): cigarette lighters, pump-top sprayer, nut shells, shotgun shell, broken clothespins, hundreds of plastic bits."


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