Sarah Hatton - Visual Artist | SARAH HATTON - POINT OF ORDER
TIPPING POINT is an artistic climate change statement on the status of the world’s oceans and coral reefs, threatened by critically high temperatures and plastic pollution. I have used single-use plastics, repeated en masse, to create a looming, bleached-white skeletal reef, rife with heartbreaking symbolism.
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POINT OF ORDER

This piece represents Staghorn Coral – Acropora cervicornis

 

These plastic mannequin hands are a symbol of the waste that is generated by rampant consumerism, and their arrangement here creates a moment of collective, submerged panic. Struggling against rising ocean levels, it becomes clear that nothing we collectively value will survive if we continue on this path. Point of order also references the collective voice in the democratic process – if enough votes can sway our deeply flawed political systems, we may be able to change course.

 

TIPPING POINT is an artistic climate change statement on the status of the world’s oceans and coral reefs, threatened by critically high temperatures and plastic pollution. I have used single-use plastics, repeated en masse, to create a looming, bleached-white skeletal reef, rife with heartbreaking symbolism.

“Point of Order” (show of hands). Mannequin hands, paper, 2019.

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art, climate change, coral, hands, sarah hatton, sculpture, staghorn coral