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Title of work Civilisation (from Archaeopteryx to Albatross)
Date of work 2015
Medium Pencil drawing
Dimensions 60cm x 60cm

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60 x 60cm
Archival ink jet on fine art paper
Signed, dated and editioned by the artist
Edition of 50
Fine art paper - Hahnem ühle Photo Rag 308gsm (smooth matt finish)


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The original drawing is based on an installation called "Civilisation". Civilisation consists of 1000 objects collected from the Thames beach and a skull fashioned into an albatross. Images of this work is here: http://www.miyukikasahara.com/index.htm

This installation resembles the remains of an Albatross using a thousand materials all used and thrown away by us. I collected these materials during walks along the Thames beach. Midway Atoll (U.S) in the North Pacific Ocean, although it is located over 2000 miles away from human habitation receives a large amount of marine debris, 90% of which is plastic. Of the 1.5million Laysan Albatross inhabiting Midway, nearly all are found with plastic in their digestive systems.