Le Poisson Plastique
Le Poisson Plastique was exhibited at Light Nelson Festival 2018. The work appears as a large glowing fish, frozen as it thrashes in the water, head and tail visible from afar. This ghostly fish represents all marine life, made from around 1500 plastic bags, woven onto the wire structure, highlighting one of the major threats to our ecosystem: plastic.
Lightweight plastic bags are easily transported by wind and water, entering storm-water systems and rivers and ending up in the sea. They are particularly dangerous to sea and riverine animals as they appear to mimic sea life as they float in the water.
Made with a wire frame, woven recycled plastique bags and solar-powered LED modules.