Little Angry’s, Alice Prize finalist, 2016
handwoven from fishingline, plastic bags, plastic spoon, wire
Worldwide, plastic is killing more than a million seabirds a year. It kills by entanglement, and digestion, most commonly from discarded synthetic fishing lines and nets. Plastic spoons, shopping bags, toys and other household items are routinely found in the stomachs of dead seabirds and turtles. Last year, on the dawn of the day after firecracker night , I was saddened by the abundance of rubbish left behind. I found the two used firecracker shells that became the artworks legs. I don’t want to be the fun police, but I’m hoping people will think more about the rubbish they leave behind and the impact it has on the people and creatures they share this amazing planet with. The birds and I, we are the Little Angry’s.