MICHELLE READER  

OCTOPUS

This sculpture of an octopus was commissioned by Wastecare for their networking stand at RWM (the Recycling and Waste Management exhibition) in 2023.  I sourced some of the materials from the company's Materials Recovery Facility, including the copper object I used to make the head, and hoover tubes that form part of the structureof the arms.  


I continued to develop a technique I first used for the Great Wave installation, shrinking plastic bottles around other materials to join and contain them.


Materials include:

Plastic bottles, vacuum cleaner hoses, bottle lids. plastic rope, bicycle tyres, stainless steel containers and bicycle wheel rims.