Zena Holloway grows sustainable fashion and sculpture, from grass root and takes an intuitive leap into the future to imagine a material world that is grown, not made. Her career as an underwater photographer made her acutely aware of the true depth of the plastic crisis in our oceans and rivers. The camera exposes pollution so visible, so devastating and so guilt-inducing that it led her to search for solutions in material science and biodesign.
Underwater dancer forms the graceful shapes of a phoenix. With glittering feathers and scales she dances in the black water as if rising out of the ashes. This series of images was inspired by the Haenyeo or ‘sea women’ of South Korea who dive fearlessly to harvest and look after the ocean well into old age.