LE-fish (Plush night light)

The story

Jellyfish are able to digest / break down trash – specifically microplastics. There is research (https://phys.org/news/2018-10-plastic-jellyfish-filters.html) that is being conducted on how their mucus can be used to create microplastic filters that could prevent aquamarine pollution.

Using plastic as my primary material, my night light is a metaphor of how good (discovery of the jellyfish’s ability) can come from a negative and gloomy situation (human plastic waste). The target users are individuals and companies that would like a visual example of this.

Proceeds from sales will go to aquamarine conservationists.

Process

The outer material

Painting then fusing plastics together using a hot iron

The inner circuit