"Kin" The Right Whale

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"Kin" The Right Whale
This 10 foot sculpture is of a baby Right Whale, made of ‘single use,’ non-recyclable plastic and is full of plastic detritus. Since all life on this planet, including humans, are connected, her name is Kin. She was inspired by a visit to the New Bedford Whaling Museum where I saw a skeleton of an unborn baby whale calf inside its giant Right whale mother’s skeleton, both killed by a ship strike. There are only a few hundred of these majestic animals left in the north Atlantic waters. Pollution of all types are causing their demise, along with entanglements in fishing lines and ship strikes.