My sound sculpture Soggy Sounds is part of my zero waste series of work I created for my degree show, graduating as a sculpture artist. I am very passionate about sustainability; I see the value and potential in materials around me that others would brand to be ‘junk’ and adopt a repair, reuse and recycle design process. This work represents my evolving practice as a sculpture artist with the ambition to resolve the effects that art making has in connection to the climate. Every element has been upcycled and it doesn’t require electricity – instead being powered by a natural water source (a river), physically connecting my creation to the world it strives to preserve. I think artists should consider the impact that their work has on the environment – from paper waste to resin creations which will inevitably end up in landfill – and helping to combat the climate crisis should be at the forefront of all art schools’ moral values. I would like to see art schools implement junk yards to teach renewability, promote repair culture and create a tactile buzz, inspiring all disciplines to help tackle the climate crisis.