“Plastic World “

by timpughartist

The temporary installation was created and sited at South Beach in Whitehaven, West Cumbria in June 2017.The ongoing theme was plastic environmental pollution on the beaches especially at St Bees beach which seems to have plenty of plastic waste deposited on the tideline. At times, the world is seemingly drowning in plastic and I wanted to illustrate my concerns by creating a circular intervention symbolic of the planet .Ironically, I had to purchase a beach ball in order to adhere all the different types of plastic I collected from the beach in a two hour preparation session.Again, I was equally seduced by the vivid colours and enjoyed juxtapositioning the contrasting colours and shapes to create a spiky kind of  “Death Star “.The breeze wanted to push the globe across the beach and it had to be secured by hidden pebbles. After photographing the artwork it was taken to a local High school for pupils to recycle and create more artwork on the same theme.

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