hand carved discarded pens collected from beach and coastal environs
52 x 25 x 20cm
Using man-made materials found primarily along the beach and coastal environs, Sea Pensive reflects my ongoing passion to raise awareness of the impacts we have upon the marine environment. This piece is a play on the marine Sea Pen (Cnidaria: Octocorallia: Pennatulacea) which is found throughout the world’s oceans and can survive in many different marine benthic habitats. As prolific to these marine environs are endless amounts of man-made debris. Deconstructed and inkless, I hope the written word becomes the spoken word inciting discussion as this neckpiece is worn.