‘Plastic Reproduction’ explores the circular plasticisation of our environment and the consequential legacy passed on to the next generation. The chemicals released from plastic – BPA & BPS, PVC, Phthalates – are scientifically proven to be extremely harmful to our health. From infertility to breast cancer, the threat that plastics pose to the future of humanity is poignant.
Toxic masculinities are fuelling the avoidance of behaviours perceived to be green, in order to escape emasculation. This phenomenon is forming a gendered eco gap that must be addressed. The combination of the human form and plastics creates a visual language of shock; one that aims to engage even the most eco-ignorant viewer, and ultimately deliver a critical message. The featured plastics consist of single use water bottle tops and ironic food toys. The models were selected for their comfort in working with me to manipulate the body, in a way which conveys excessive consumption.