call of the wild (2016)
Recycled plastic bottle tops
Call of the Wild uses the motif of flying ducks to evoke the damage caused to wildlife by humans. The ducks are made of bottle tops collected at a local beach. The flying ducks became a working class symbol of popular culture in the fifties, the era when plastic production began to explode. The work recalls our longing to be free, and our love for wildlife. By making the ducks in recycled plastic, the artist is suggesting that in the current Anthropocene Age, we need to rethink our practical and spiritual relationship with the natural world.