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The amount of plastic, especially plastic bottles in the sea is of a great concern for all of us and for which we're all responsible.
I wanted to make an image on this particular form of pollution and environmental damage that might help keep the issue in people's minds.
Hence Hokusai's print The Great Wave off Kanagawa, which is one of the worlds most famous and popular images, provides a way to achieve this.
The Japanese prints of Horoshige, Utamaro and Hokusai were an inspiration to me when I was at school and developing my interest in art so it's not with great pleasure that I've reworked one of Japans most iconic images to highlight pollution.
However I'd like to think that Hokusai's passion and care for the sea is echoed in the sentiment of this piece of work.