handwoven recycled fishingline and ghost net, repurposed barbie doll
height – 25cm
width – 15cm
Handwoven from fishingline, ghost net and old My Little Ponies to represent the 52 species of seahorse found in tropical waters worldwide . Seahorse populations are endangered from overfishing 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) .