Lily Brody-Kaplan – Wave of Catastrophe

Artist: Lily Brody-Kaplan
Title: Wave of Catastrophe
Media: Clay
Grade: 9th grade
School: Bentley Upper School
Teacher: Michelle Cho

This piece is about the pressing issue of plastic pollution in our oceans. This ongoing global problem is not taken seriously enough, and it is time for a change. To make this piece, I used the slab-building technique for the main structure and various sculpting techniques for the small pieces of trash. The most challenging aspect was figuring out how to create a wave-like shape that looks as realistic as possible. I am extremely passionate about environmental science and activism, so this piece is very personal to me.