Mermaid - Too Caught Up

Sculpture & Objects

Finalist

Highly commended

Handwoven recycled fishing line, fish hook, 165cm x 45cm x 48cm

The trickeries of a plastic throwaway society are like the mermaid concealed beneath the ocean’s sparkling surface, alluring us, but essentially drowning us. A thorough investigation of contemporary basketry processes, along with marine detritus, weaves a visual narrative unraveling the tale of the problems arising from the extreme rubbishing of the ocean.

by Aly de Groot