Haruka is currently working on a project titled 'EXTRAORDINARY RUBBISH'.

The idea of this work is based on life cycles in nature.

Haruka rescues materials from the bin and gives them a second life, so they don't end up in landfill.

The impact that humans have on nature can be devastating.  The dodo, which became extinct due to human activities, is a symbol of extinction.

Haruka's extinct animal collection is formulated from her childhood memories.  Coming from a small village near Hiroshima in Japan, she was privileged enough to grow up with nature all around her: mountains, natural forests and a wide range of animals.

This beautiful environment has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, through the thoughtless actions of humans.

She expresses anger and sadness through her use of the colour black.