The last few years art has been dedicated to a fixation i have about plastics in the marine environment. I see plastic and its effects everyday I walk along the beach. And as you know from previous work I enjoy a plastic bag to draw on.
Everything in this installation was found on the beach. Its about 3m x 3m. Seems a shipping container containing Nylon bags may have washed over the side of a ship maybe? Blue and Southern Right Whales in the area have no way of avoiding this kind of rubbish washing into their huge mouths. A dead whale was recently found with 6 metres of plastic in its stomach. And although I’m deeply, deeply frustrated about marine pollution I have to confess to really enjoying making this work even though I have “anti-sew” stapled on my forehead as a consequence of playing up in sewing classes with the nuns. The best I could do in home-economics as they called it then was a tea cosy when everyone else knitted a jumper.
OK so to be Miss Proactive Pants I make art, hold community art exhibitions on the topic, give art workshops about plastic to local schools and organise introduction of products which save plastic in school lunches. Here is a fabulous site about art and plastics a friend recently sent me.