The Polyethylene Souls

In my project, I think about animals as man-made rock carvings. I put their tangibility in an inanimate object, the simplest everyday, garbage. The object that kills them.
Plastics take hundreds of years to decompose their components and become part of the ecosystem. We continue to produce more and more of this material. It floats in our oceans, settles in our landfills and clogs our existence.
The depletion of megafauna and microfauna has a detrimental effect on the entire ecosystem. Today, the unfavorable state of the aquatic habitat causes the disappearance of aquatic inhabitants. Rare species are endangered and need protection.
This is a reminder that discarded polyethylene will never decay naturally — art is like a warning sign.

© Ekaterina Bovkunova, photographer & creator