An Octopus’s Garden #3

 Carmel Wallace 2009

beach-found plastic objects & cable-ties_200 x 200 x 8 cm
‘The Discovery Bay beaches that are the source of my junk materials are subject to the currents and prevailing weather of the Southern Ocean. Much of the debris has been circulating in the ocean for some time before reaching these beaches, perhaps escaping from the great Pacific gyre that is burdened with such discarded plastics. The bright colours are cheerful and carnival-like, but closer inspection raises questions re the source of the objects themselves and ramifications for the oceans that contain them.’ Carmel Wallace 2009

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