“Toxic Roger”.


“Toxic Jolly Roger “,was created at St Bees beach in Cumbria from collected plastic bottle tops,lids and other miscellaneous discarded manmade waste gathered from the sands.The installation was made to highlight the toxic composition of plastic degradation and the health dangers that pose a threat to marine wildlife and ultimately humans as the chemical contamination makes its way through the food chain.The skull and crossbones is the international warning symbol of toxic danger whilst also symbolic of the old pirate flag continuing on with the nautical theme.Yet,I was also attracted to the colours and textures of the debris ,seduced by the vivid tones of the colours used in the manufacturing processes in order to market the products effectively to target specific consumer groups.After I photographed the installation I gathered up the material and took it to a workshop to be recycled into artistic creations by young adults.