A Fish from the Sea's Edge

For COP 11 in Hyderabad, My brother, Adam and I produced a giant fish made up of plastic debris, the 'Fish from the Sea's Edge'.

We travelled to India and spent two weeks making the sculpture from plastic debris, which was displayed next to one of the main entrances of the CBD-COP11 conference centre.  Our idea was to make a large fish, and although it is majestic thing of beauty, colourful, stunning to look at, it would hopefully also convey all sorts of powerful messages associated with marine issues, and be displayed within a powerful context.

The finished piece is approx. three meters long and made by a particular process designed especially for the project. The fish provided a range of opportunities for reaching out to a wider public. 

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