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Human waste impacts our wildlife

Congratulations to the New South Wales government for drawing attention to the impact of human waste on birds and marine life. To support this initiative, they commissioned Natureworks to produce a 2.4-metre-high pelican sculpture and 3-metre fish sculpture. 

The intention of the installation was to draw attention to the plight of sea creatures and birds, who are ingesting the plastic waste of humans. Millions of tonnes of remnant plastics enter the world’s rivers and oceans, polluting the marine environment.

The exhibits showcase a pelican overwhelmed by plastic bag waste and a giant cod with an exploding stomach – exposing everything from cigarette butts to crab traps, fishing line, rope waste, plastic straws, cups, and drink bottles.

We hope these larger-than-life reconstructions showing the impact of waste will ‘shock’ the public into changing their habits. Hopefully, they will encourage greater recycling efforts for the sake of Planet Earth.

This project was a dream opportunity for Natureworks to combine its skills in fabrication with a passion to draw attention to the challenges facing the world. There is a desperate need for immediate change by individuals to clean up their act!

Sculpting the Pelican - In workshop production

Giant fish - concept art

Giant fish completed showing Debris

Giant waste products - for fish display

Pelican on bommie - completed

Painting the Pelican

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