The new year started with storm and flooding and some damages. So of course I went to the beach equipped with bags and did some plastic picking. There are more and more empty doggy-poo-bags to be found on the beach - and that is really perverse! The foam is from agricultural waste. The amount of trash is half an hour walk. So happy new year!
I would like to focus on the plastic problem all around us. Every time I walk on the beach I am at the same time fascinated and frightened about this side by side of nature and plastic. How the sea works on the debris and sometimes you don´t know what is what. The variety of beached items is immense and makes you wonder about their journey and the story behind.
My collages are about environmental awareness. It is so normal for us to be surrounded by plastic. I would like to sharpen the eye for this human footprints on the beach, in the ocean. Doing it with art is a nice way of learning.
For me it is very satisfying to combine the daily walk on the beach with a little cleanup and to recycle the plastic litter into art.
Hope you enjoy it!