Tim Pugh

Environmental and Mixed Media Artist

Category: Climate Change

“Plastic Exports “.

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“Plastic Exports “,is a mixed media installation /drawing  fixed onto an old rusted capstan on Whitehaven Harbour in West Cumbria.
I used a black pen to draw on an outline from a photograph of an old cargo boat leaving Whitehaven Harbour. I sketched the drawing onto an old carrier bag found on the beach.By using the bag,my intention was to highlight the ecological  concerns of plastic waste being deposited into the sea’s . Whitehaven now longer exports any goods or commodities except perhaps hazardous waste carelessly deposited into the high seas .

Shrunken Island made by Tim Pugh.

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Shrunken Island is a mixed media installation created at Hilbre Island, located off the Wirral Peninsula in the North West on August 31st 2012. Using old maps of the sandstone island and peninsula and locally gathered natural materials I have attempted to convey the rapid coastline erosion that the area around Hilbre is experiencing due to a combination of factors. These include continual unrelenting exposure to north westerly tide movements and prevailing winds as well as the soft sandstone rock being vulnerable to erosion. Expected future rising sea levels due to the consequences of global warming will accelerate the process adding to a sense of vulnerability. Hilbre Island is a magical place to visit, stunning views, amazing wildlife and above all, a sense that the island is so far out, on the edge of the world….