Save Our SeabedLynne had for some time been working on the concept of creating a sculpture highlighting the destruction of our marine environments, especially the Great Barrier Reef.
Having stored the leftover bottom halves of the bottles used in the Anzac Poppy Project, provided Lynne with the majority of the plastic for Save Our Seabed.
The coral creations became very different forms from previous flower inspired works.
There is a lot more intricate cutting, shaping and with the assistance of partner, Tony and a soldering iron, a variety of moulded coral forms were created. Aluminium cans and onion bags were also incorporated, along with other waste recycled materials.
A solar lighting system was also incorporated to highlight the piece at night.
Materials: Recycled plastic bottles and aluminium cans together with a variety of other sourced waste materials. Solar lighting system.
Dimensions: H – 950mm x W – 3600mm x L – 3600mm
Exhibited: Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, 09-18th Sept 2016
Artist Statement: Our marine environment is becoming increasingly threatened from an alarming range of factors. Global warming, acidification, climate change, sea level rising, sediment run off, coral bleaching, oil spills, dredging and shipping.
Unsustainable fishing practices, tourism and development, plastics and pollution are all too frequently becoming messages for us to take action to help save the seas, which make up around 70% of the earth's surface.
It is important that we all assist in creating a positive change to address these global problems: it is vital that we commence at home.