The key concepts in Becoming Plastic are honed from Yardley’s Master of Fine Arts thesis. Her thesis was completed in 2021 at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Titled Sympoetics of Squirrealism, her thesis evolves from a well-established interdisciplinary art practice. She is represented by Madrona Gallery in Victoria and Fazakas Gallery in Vancouver.

Plastic is everywhere, explains Yardley in her introduction to Becoming Plastic. “It’s in the depths of the oceans and at the highest of mountaintops,” she says. Microplastic pollution is found in all aquatic eco-systems, the stomachs of marine mammals, and in squirrel nests across North America. Plastic, invented in 1907, and can take 1000 years to decompose in landfills, so it will be with us for a while. Posted: Mar 12, 2022 Originally Published: Mar 10, 2022