When I think of working with cardboard, my initial response is to bend it. Bent cardboard reveals textures and shows the mark of the person who touched it. In this way cardboard can be transformed from a flat, lifeless material into something much warmer and more alive.
To create this installation, I used waste cardboard from the Trunk hotel.
I wanted viewers to gain the perspective of marine mammals and their lives underwater. The endangered Dugong is an animal that fully embodies the spirit of the ocean, and the devastating threat of biodiversity loss. Our oceans face many challenges and although silent, these animals beg the question, how can we be voices for the environment? How can we transform the overlooked materials and relationships around us into solutions for the future?