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Decomposing flower floating in a plastic pocket.
Leaves strangled by plastic.
Found decomposing flora wrapped in a plastic pocket.
Decomposing flora plastic pollution series.
Plastic pollution monochrome flower series.
Monochrome flower inside a plastic pocket.
Monochrome orchid flower photo.
Bougainvillea flora trapped in plastic.

Plastic pollution monochrome photo series

The motivation for creating this series started with two powerful emotions. Anger and frustration! While walking toward home alongside a row of street trees, I was dismayed by the amount of plastic entangled in the leaves on the trees. I stopped in my tracks. And thought, they look like poorly decorated Christmas trees. However, sadly the random ugly plastic bits were suffocating the leaves on the trees. I plucked a piece of plastic from a tree and the plastic pollution monochrome series was conceived.

The world is facing a plastic crisis, the status quo is not an option. Plastic pollution is a serious issue of global concern which requires an urgent and international response involving all relevant actors at different levels.

Source: Geneva Environment Network

Subject matter used to create this series

The organic materials used in this series are found flowers and leaves. As you can see in the monochrome imagery, they’re in various stages of decomposing. The plastic was thick in consistency, and was a pocket shape. It was a perfect container to put the found flora inside. The plastic pocket creates visual irregularities and peculiarities. Furthermore, the pocket created a visual metaphor for suffocating nature with plastic.

More monochrome found flora artworks can be found here.

Artist: Tahnia Roberts ©2021
Category: Photography
Style: Fine art, abstract
Subject: Plastic pollution monochrome series
Medium: Digital, photo, black and white
Artist country: Malaysia

Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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