I raise awareness of plastic pollution by creating patterns and installations with plastic objects that I have collected from the North East coast line. I now want to explore one of the largest polluters, the fishing industry. Annual estimates of the amount of fishing net dumped or lost at sea are thought to be between 640,000 and 800,000 tonnes, 46% of ocean pollution is thought to come from the fishing industry. I have collected a large amount of ghost net (discarded fishing line) and want to use this to create new work that explores both traditional fishing and raises questions about modern industrial fishing practices. I want to use some of the found fishing line and rope I have collected to create a traditional fisherman’s Ganeys and a range of new designs.
This body of work is funded by Adobe creative residency.