In this work, Steven Kepper has effectively recycled ghost net to represent part of a whale's tail, called a fluke. The whale uses its flukes in swimming through the water. It is designed to hang on a wall.
By using ghost net creatively, Indigenous artists have helped raise awareness both national and internationally of the devastating environmental impact of the nets in our oceans globally. Most of the ghost nets found on Australian coasts come from Thai, Vietnamese, South Korean and Chinese boats operating illegally in the Arafura Sea and Timorese Sea. The Gulf of Carpentaria is a 'hotspot' because it supports many species of marine life and as such is a fertile fishing ground for small and large scale fishing enterprises.
|Artist: Steven Kepper|
|Ghost net sculpture 100 by 202 by 70cm|
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