Rainbow Sea Horse (hippocampus.)

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Rainbow Sea Horse (hippocampus.)

$275.00

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recycled   fishingline and ghost net, repurposed barbie doll

height  – 25cm

width – 15cm

 

Handwoven from  fishing line, ghost net and old My Little Ponies to represent the 52 species of seahorse (hippocampus.) found in tropical waters worldwide . Seahorse populations are endangered from over fishing and habitat destruction. Despite a lack of scientific evidence seahorses are used in traditional Chinese medicine, primarily in connection with impotence, as well as for labor induction and fed to children as a growth stimulant . This work represents the irony of clearing the sea of a glorious creature to assist procreation , childbirth and child growth , leaving future generations with lifeless seas full of plastic and ghost gear (discarded fishing equipment) .

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