Instead of a Cross, an Albatross
       
     
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Instead of a Cross, an Albatross

200 x 220 x 180cm aprx

Reclaimed & found steel, copper, plastic, twine, wool, sisal, wood, 2018

Site-specific work during a one-week residency at Walcot Chapel, Bath. Fiona responded to the disturbing realities of Chris Jordan’s images of dead albatross chicks strewn on Midway. their stomachs bloated with plastic. She was also inspired by the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’, which reveals hard-hitting facts: micro plastic is in every single organism in our seas and 80% of plastic from landfills leaks into the ocean. The work evolved into a skeletal structure, in which Fiona explored the contrast of found materials, especially plastic, and industrial metals. She linked her ideas to Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the work becoming a kind of altarpiece. Light and reflections through the windows cast shadows that echo the forms.

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