Last year the milkshake became a symbol of political dissent. This Happy Meal milkshake cast represents those children who walked out of school to strike over climate change. It invites us to consider the packaging that we use and discard on a daily basis; objects such as drinks bottles, styrofoam cups and food wrappers that are so lightweight and seem so insignificant that we barely notice them. Incorporation of detailed embroidery touches upon the way our waste becomes subsumed into the natural world around us. However, the pretty, colourful lichens fail to obliterate the hulking, grey, concrete bottles that peer out from beneath them. The damage we are causing to planet earth and ourselves may be hidden but it is there nevertheless and needs our immediate attention.

"Future Political Weapon" was selected for the 2019 Bankley Open in Manchester