Twenty years ago, a large group of plastic ducks “escaped” from their container during a violent storm. Carried on ocean currents across the globe, these emblems of childhood quickly captured the public’s attention. So much so, in fact, that these ducks soon became popular in the contemporary art world, and, in one particularly avaricious case, a company manufactured imitations to satisfy the demands of thousands of collectors. But not all the interest was purely artistic or capitalistic. Scientists realized that, as the ducks were often found on distant and unexpected shores, they could perhaps teach us much about the complexities of ocean currents. Environmentalists, too, saw in them a conspicuous example of the permanence of all the plastic refuse we dump into the sea. For me, however, the ducks symbolize our globalized world, a world in which economy, ecology, science and art are all juxtaposed.

Shipwreck I

1/10

Print on matt laminated vinyl mounted on Dibond plate

15 x 20 cm

2012

Shipwreck I, variation

Bathtub and 1500 rubber ducks
100 x 45 x 110 cm
2019

Shipwreck I (variation)
Shipwreck I (variation)

Bathtub and 1500 rubber ducks 100 x 45 x 110 cm 2019

Shipwreck I (variation)
Shipwreck I (variation)

Bathtub and 1500 rubber ducks 100 x 45 x 110 cm 2019

Shipwreck I, Santa Susanna's pool series

1/10

Print on vinyl, wooden box and methacrylate

48 x 63 cm

2020

Santa Susanna's pool
Santa Susanna's pool

Print on vinyl 45 x 60 cm 2020

Santa Susanna's pool
Santa Susanna's pool

Print on vinyl 45 x 60 cm 2020

Santa Susanna's pool
Santa Susanna's pool

Print on vinyl 45 x 60 cm 2020

Santa Susanna's pool
Santa Susanna's pool

Print on vinyl 45 x 60 cm 2020

Santa Susanna's pool
Santa Susanna's pool

Print on vinyl 45 x 60 cm 2020

Shipwreck I, Calders's series

1/10

Print on vinyl, wooden box and methacrylate

48 x 63 cm

2021

Calders
Calders

Print on vinyl 45 x 60 cm

Calders
Calders

Print on vinyl 45 x 60 cm

Calders
Calders

Print on vinyl 45 x 60 cm

Calders
Calders

Print on vinyl 45 x 60 cm

Calders
Calders

Print on vinyl 45 x 60 cm