Nicole Chen

Biodegradable jellyfish

Class of: 2026

Major: Fine Arts BFA

Medium: Agar agar, glycerol

Faculty: Jamie Kruse

Prompt: For the sustainable systems midterm assignment I created a sculptural jellyfish mobile using bioplastic

The midterm project for Sustainable Systems entailed making and working with natural materials. “everyone will conduct an exploratory deep dive into creating/working with natural materials.” The outcome can be anything as long as it is made from the choices of bio film, kombucha leather, mycellium, or natural dye. Since I am a Fine Arts major I chose to go a sculptural route using Bio Film. I made a jellyfish mobile from “Biodegradable plastic” because plastic bags and jellyfish are almost undistinguishable from each other in the oceans.