Maya Bou-Gharios is a British born artist, currently completing a Fine Art (Hons) degree at Sheffield Hallam University. Since a young age she has been fascinated by nature, and especially the animals that inhabit it. Her work addresses the detrimental impacts that we are having on our environment and ourselves. Recently, the main focus of her work has been the escalating plastic pollution catastrophe. She works with sculpture, photography, and video. Her work is informed by the constant new data and statistics gathered by scientists. By basing her work on current research, she hopes to maintain awareness of ongoing issues.