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The ctenophora are a large group of comb jellies that travel by drifting in ocean currents.
In making this piece, I wanted to call attention to the phenomenon of our waste plastic accumulating in the oceans, and the potential of its destructive power to harm not just marine life, but all life forms — including us. It seemed appropriate to create an object representing a beautiful and fragile life form in immediate danger, and to make it from the very plastic materials that are among its greatest threats. Its form is graceful, light-catching. At the same time, the materials of its construction are potentially toxic the the creature represented — and , by extension, to us.
Clear packing tape, nylon monofilament, glass seed beads.
Vessel is 9" high, approximately 9" wide. The monofilament poof extends to 13" wide.