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Nalin Suampun

29 cm x 42 cm

Natural soil from Cornish forest, Water-soluble graphite, Charcoal, and Gesso on Handmade Cotton Rag Paper

"Hatching" portrays a green sea turtle offspring emerging into the world. The artwork was deliberately drawn and painted with natural soil and charcoal on handmade paper to express the environmental and conservation context. Classified as endangered, green turtles are threatened by overharvesting of their eggs, hunting of adults, being caught in fishing gear, loss of nesting beach sites, and plastic pollution. It's estimated that only 1 in 1,000 hatchlings will survive to adulthood.

Nalin is a Thai artist, based in Cornwall. Her practice is around the territories between 'I' and 'we'; the relationship of oneself and collective individuals that forms the interconnectivity of living. It explores synthetic and natural environment in the current epoch we are in, the Anthropocene.

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