Plastic is one of the world’s most pervasive pollutants.
Approximately 300 million tons of plastic are manufactured each year. In brutal contrast, the material is nearly impossible to destroy. It only breaks down, shredding into smaller pieces. This gives rise to a proliferation of tiny shards of the material, less than 5mm in length – microplastic.
In order to explore and present the percolation of plastic into our environment, we proposed an artwork design for the ESB Building in Temple Bar, one of Dublin City’s busiest districts. The artwork would represent a powerful reminder of the cycle of creation and consumption of plastic, within the heart of Dublin’s streets.
We designed a mural which employs meandering shapes found in microscopic images of sand, water and plastics. Abstract lines fracture the flow and represent the obtrusive nature of plastic. The work is tied together with a striking visual of a fish entrapped in a plastic bag, enticing viewers to navigate the installation.
The artwork was produced over two weeks. It is our largest artwork to date in Ireland. The project was carried out as a collaboration with the Temple Bar Company.
Check out our other Client work here.
- Temple Bar Company.
- ESB Building, Fleet Street, Temple Bar.
- December 2019.
- Large Format Artwork.