Marc Cowan


An army of creatures invade our oceans, riding the swell of the tide before resting on the sea bed where they burrow and multiply.

Growing in numbers they spread, mutate and infect.


Over the course of a lifetime, we would get through at least 240 plastic toothbrushes.

As plastics flow into the oceans and break down, they becomes living organisms in their own right, working their way up the food chain – a plastic parasite that feeds on our food and water systems.

The installation took place at the Minories gallery in Colchester, surrounded by photography of the North Pacific Garbage Patch by the excellent Eleanor Church as part of her project expedition films.