Plastic Albatross, 2018
Milk bottles, home & office waste, copper wire
80 x 100cm
The albatross is just one of the many great seabirds that is falling foul of the plastic pollution in our seas. This piece memorializes the bird in death, using recycled plastic. For many the albatross is a reminder of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, in which the bird is pointlessly killed, then hung around the neck of the guilty mariner.