Tabitha Wall
Sustainability Awareness Posters

Science & Technology

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
These posters came from a university brief aligning with my own interests and activism. Stories of biodiversity often include warnings of ecosystem destruction, for children who bear no responsibility and have never known a stable climate. I focused on the emotive relationship between storytelling and the parental desire to protect, hoping to spark engagement in the campaign run by Stop Ecocide.

How was the illustration used:
Speculative poster series on Ecosystem destruction.

How did you make this work:
I used recycled books and paper-cut as the media, creating four different scenes from four ecosystems. I then distorted each scene with an intrusive and damaging physical element: plastic, melting ice (which involved freezing the book), fire (setting it alight) and oil, to represent the destruction of each ecosystem. Once photographed and edited, the altered books were put on the compost heap!

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Cambridge School of Art
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Tabitha is a 3rd year Illustration Student at the Cambridge School of Art; her work explores paper-cut and mark making. She takes inspiration from the natural world, and her work focuses on re-connecting people to their environment and taking responsibility for it. She has worked on projects ranging from animated GIFs to editorial illustrations for the Global Sustainability Institute.