Giant pangolin, like all species of pangolin, is trafficked for the consumption of its scales and meat. I made this sculpture entirely of discarded plastic waste which represents our careless and excessive consumption of nature’s finite resources with irreversible consequences. Plastic is here to stay, but pangolins could be gone forever, consumed to extinction.
The endangered giant pangolin is the biggest of all 8 species of pangolin, mostly found in West and Central Africa. These shy and beautiful animals are killed brutally for their meat and scales. The scturcture is made from pipes and all sorts of discarded plastic containers and the scales are made of non-biodegredable polypropylene plant pots, which are treated as a single use plastic and thrown by the thousands every day.
85cm x 45cm x 50cm