Sea Web

73 cm (w) x 240 cm (h) x 2cm
(four separate pieces hung together))

In 'Sea Net' an organic inner layer is trapped within a plastic 'shell', which protects the fragile paper layer. This plastic shell is deceptively delicate, fragile, even beautiful, despite its mundane origin; yet while here plastic protects the organic fibre its very indestructibility has become a threat to organic life.

There are four individual 'drops', each pair hung side by side to allow pattern reflection and symmetry, with a second pair behind having sections in reverse order - which adds to the apparent rhythmic complexity of the pattern. There are a total of forty lasercut sections; It appears fragile, whilst in reality being incredibly strong. Each section is connected by transparent plastic thread.

Each section is identical , but is hung in such a way that the web like structure appears to interweave a complex sequence. By having to cut only one design repeatedly, the laser cutter is exploited – a valuable tool for abolishing a good deal of the labour of making an artwork.

This pattern repetition has potential to be expanded in different directions by adding more lengths to create a 'walk through' installation.