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Waste-Full World

Dan Russell



Wood, Textiles, Steel, Oxidized Copper, Found Objects, Found Plastics,

How parts can be put together and how mechanisms provide movement or function is key within my work. Consisting primarily of small component based parts that join together to form a whole. Going from individually crafted pieces to larger intricate mechanical objects mainly made from wood and supported with the use of found objects.

A fascination with large-scale industrial machinery and the environments in which they are found have formed the basis of several narratives within my work over the past three years, which has always been underpinned with an awareness of the ecological concerns and adverse effects that these industrial processes are having on the environment.

My most recent project, Waste-full World, comprised of 5 large neckpieces, aims to criticise such uncomfortable narratives by exploring different forms of water pollution. In particularly the damage caused by plastic waste and oil spills at sea and the shocking impact that this is having on marine animal and coastal bird life worldwide.

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