Smothered with grease old and dirty. Alienated from spotless, mirrored cans. A dusty old air filter, rustic bits and bobs. Imagination kick starts. I was inspired by the amount of echidnas dead and injured on our roads. Most are killed by machines, plastic, other pollution and habitat loss. My favourite part about making him was sticking in all the screws and parts through the filter flaps. The flaps were perfect for my design and were quite easy to stick things in. I enjoyed creating “A Populated Life” and hope that he can be a part of waste to art, and wish that it will help our little friends from extinction.