Plastic is long, life is short signed art print


A4 art print poster ‘plastic is long, life is short’.



Plastica longa, vita brevis (plastic is long, life is short). The design looks to ancient cultures as it considers the future of our oceans. This A4 art poster print is inspired by Gyotaku, the ancient Japanese art of printing fish. Traditionally, this method recorded a fisher’s catch. Now our oceans are awash with plastic waste, harmful to natural marine life. This mini poster art print is a reproduction of a print I made from a found plastic bag, in the style of Gyotaku. The poster caption plastica longa, vita brevis is a play on Hippocrates’ statement, art is long, life is short.

The prints are made from 300gsm recycled art card and its packaging is biodegradable, naturally.

£1 from every sale of this print will be donated to Youth Climate Strike Scotland.

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Dimensions 29 × 21 × 0.2 cm