A World Without Plastic


Auckland, NZ – March 2016


Finding This Mural

Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand

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Story Behind This Mural

<p>This mural was created in collaboration with the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).</p>
<p>Part of The Idea Collective, MOTAT’s newest contemporary innovation space and is a dynamic, evolving and collaborative project. It brings together a diverse set of innovators, artists, designers, and technologists to create exciting displays and experiences that celebrate New Zealand’s vibrant innovation culture.</p>

Artist Statement

Plastic was invented in 1907 and in the short time since its invention we have firmly embedded it into our lives, our environment and now inside our actual bodies. Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists on earth and is now breaking down into tiny particles in our seas and being consumed by us... the world is choking on its plastic consumption. Now is our time to find ways to create a world without plastic. This artwork is a meditation on the consumption of ideas, dreams, plastic particles and the interconnectedness of life. A woman is fed particles representing these themes from an out stretched hand, below, a snake representing wisdom wraps around a QR code which can be scanned by the viewers device leading to a blog dedicated to sharing knowledge & discovering ways to create a world without plastic.

The Focus

Plastic pollution

Take Action

Reduce your own plastic footprint by

  • Using a reusable water bottle and avoiding drinks bottled in plastic
  • Bringing your own bag, cup, utensils, straw, etc.
  • Shopping in bulk, reducing packaging waste
  • Choosing reusable and compostable goods over less sustainable materials