|S a r a h W e n t w o r t h
|The Fishline Creature
The Fishline Creature is a series of performed photos centered on a
costume made of knit fishing line (monofilament). The Fishline Creature is
an 'unknown being' reminiscent of the mythological selkie, a creature living
along the water’s edge, having emerged from the ocean. Similarly, the
Fishline Creature may also have come from the sea, spawned from trashed
plastics swirling in the ocean - as if abandoned fishing nets and other plastic
debris came to life while washing ashore. Like other wild creatures, The
Fishline Creature appears fleetingly at the periphery of human habitation,
often at dawn or dusk.
The Fishline Creature images are digital pictures (of myself wearing the
costume) taken by using a delayed shutter release on the camera. When
more than one creature appears in an image, multiple photos were digitally
merged to create a group image. I work alone to create these images.