Ghost fishing is when nylon line, tackle, nets and hooks are abandoned or discarded at sea. Marine animals are curious or unlucky and either get tangled up or try to eat the plastic and end up dying. This happens the world over and is destroying ocean habitats. This work is a response and a call to action. A reminder that we need clean seas and do not need to eat out-of-season fish or to pollute what is vital to our planet.
My plan is to make a much larger series of these wreaths – huge hoops of tangled nets with fish interlaced to stretch across walls and spaces, and involving experiments with electroplating hand-made nets.
Images: Robin Shelton Photography