Entangled and Ingested

Katharine Amory Owens

This is a series of portraits of 46 species harmed by marine debris, created from hand sewing film plastic that is difficult or impossible to recycle. Did you know that manufacturers can print the ‘chasing arrows’ symbol of their products knowing that most of them will never be recycled? In many ways the ‘chasing arrows’ symbols are a marketing ploy that diverts responsibility to the consumer and away from the producer.

What we know is the 95% of plastic packaging is not recycled and that 90.5% of all plastic ever made has never been recycled.

Fairy Penguin, 17 inches wide

Winter Flounder, 22.5 inches wide
Greater Shearwater, 37.5 inches wide

Atlantic Cod, 40.5 inches wide
Green Sea Turtle, 60 inches wide

Leach’s Storm Petrel, 13 inches wide
Laughing Gull, 26.5 inches wide
Atlantic Puffin, 13 inches wide

Dusky Shark, 15 feet wide
Faced White Storm Petrel, 22.5 inches wide
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, 33.5 inches wide

Stellar Sea Lion, 67.5 inches wide

Sooty Tern, 29 inches wide

Blacktip Shark, 6 feet wide
Atlantic Herring, 29 inches wide
Short-tailed Shearwater, 28 inches wide
Tufted Puffin, 20 inches wide
Common Tern, 28.5 inches wide

Guillemot, 26.5 inches wide
Black-legged Kittiwake, 17.5 inches wide

Minke Whale, 18 feet wide