Thinking outside the box and to have the opportunity to exhibit inside a cardboard box, allowed me to rethink and scale down my work so it can be seen from a different perspective.
By the Seashore is the centre piece in this show. A bold unapologetic statement about plastic waste and its impact on marine life in our seas and oceans.
The old fishing nets and the dried-up seaweed was found on a beach during my first trip out post-lockdown. They have been shaped into one, you can’t untangle one from the other. This mass of tangled plastic does not just catch fish when used correctly, it also, causes the death of other marine animals. As a scuba diver, I have spent many a time trying to dislodge discarded fishing nets and plastic bags from coral reefs, or collected plastic rubbish washed up on to the seashore. The mini seascapes, serve as a backdrop to the central sculpture.
(Photos of the show by Lisa Cole, lisa-cole.co.uk)