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Imagined Insect #9

Imagined Insect #9 is a reaction to issues of waste and pollution within our urban environments. The twisted, broken forms of umbrellas abandoned by their owners is a common sight when traversing our urban environments.

Unlike other common items that are important to our daily lives, the humble umbrella, is often seen as replaceable and abandoned at the first sign of malfunction. One study found that, the number of umbrellas unnecessarily thrown away each year has enough material to build 25 Eiffel Towers.

Imagined Insect #9 seeks to reimagine these items and breath new life into them by contorting their forms into something new and wonderful, by creating objects of beauty from the everday and humdrum.


By: Joe Moran

Location: At the rear of Lancaster City Museum