I haven’t talked much about loss in this project but it is a central theme. Personally it reflects the loss of my parents, and in the context of climate change it represents global warming, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, the loss of ecosystems etc. The coral is a collection brought to the UK by my grandfather, which I inherited from my late mother. I think it was more colourful when I was younger but this may be a false memory. Now it is mostly white, having sat a display case for 40+ years. It’s interesting how organic the plastic seems.