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Plastic Eating Microbe

3rd November, 2020

Plastic Eating Microbe, found objects and materials collected whilst sketching at Lamas Land, Cambridge and Paradise Nature Reserve. This includes, plastic packaging, a car gasket, foil and an old plimsoll. I cut the plimsoll up to create the trees and over painted with acrylic and used some of the materials as a brush. About the same time I read a hopeful report about scientists having invented a plastic eating microbe – this is represented by the car gasket.

Plastic Eating Microbe - Litter collected from Lamas Land, Cambridge and Paradise Nature Reserve

Plastic Eating Microbe, acrylic and found objects on birch ply panel
50 x 40 cm

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