Katherine Cooper - Winner 2015
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  • 24 Feb 2017

Katherine Cooper | Out to Lunch - Shy Albatross | 2015 | Watercolour/Gouache on ampersand clay board | 120 cm x 90 cm

Katherine Cooper | Out to Lunch - Shy Albatross | 2015 | Watercolour/Gouache on ampersand clay board | 120 cm x 90 cm

Artist Statement

I have lived on Islands for many years. Island lifestyle has allowed me the freedom to pursue my passion for the environment and to view the impact of our actions upon these once pristine places and their inhabitants – in particular, plastic waste and our seabirds.

My aim is to create an image that allows the viewer to appreciate these amazing creatures for their beauty, grace and skill – to take the time to stop and really observe them. These seabirds are drawn to the colourful and the beautiful - these small appealing objects floating about in our oceans………but unfortunately to their detriment, they then eat them.