Solastalgia describes the feeling of loosing ones comforting home to environmental change that is out of ones control. The feeling of homesickness while still being at home. Feeling comfort and belonging by the ocean the destruction of the marine environment causes distress and a feeling of powerlessness.
Plastic garbage interferes with the natural processes within the ocean. Debris in a giant organism - fish and marine mammals get stuck in ghostnets and other plastic constructions dumped in the sea. Meanwhile one can even find microplastic in fish which humans also consume by eating the fish.
This model is a mergance of familiar shapes from manmade plastic opjects and textures from barnacles - which are abundant in the northsea and can also be found on plastic garbage that has been underwater for a while.
This piece is handmodeled in wax and cast with the lost-wax-method. The entire piece is handmade in Germany and made-to-order - so please expect a production time of up to 15 working days.
If you wish for a different material please contact me and we will find a solution.