Embellished and embroidered recycled fabric inspired by coastal textures cast with cement inside found water bottles. Mounted on recycled wood with D rings for wall hanging or suitable for display shelf/plinth.
This is an ongoing series about the ongoing problem of single-use disposable plastic bottles. It is the litter in our towns and cities that gets swept into drains then into our waterways and eventually out to sea that is the cause of plastic pollution of our coasts and seas including remote islands hundreds of miles away from the nearest convenience store or take away. Somebody once compared them to biblical samplers: beautiful to have around and to hang on your wall but at the same time a moral reminder. A lovely way to put it.
medium sage - 22 x 10.5 x 3.5 cm
Because my work is concerned with the environment, I reuse clean packaging like tissue paper and padded envelopes. I can also wrap and send items as gifts directly with a note.
My work investigates change over time, not just eroding or decaying but new layers of growth, giving juxtapositions of structure and colour. Recent work highlights the issue of plastic pollution and the permanence of disposables through sculptures that combine embellished textiles and cement cast in plastic waste, inviting us to consider the packaging that we use and discard on a daily basis; objects that are so lightweight and seem so insignificant that we barely notice them. Naturally inspired textures emphasise the way our waste becomes subsumed into the natural world around us.
I create coastal inspired textures using a combination of embellishing and embroidery; blending a variety of recycled fabrics to create subtle variations in tone. These are stitched inside waste plastic to cast true to life pieces with cement giving a distinct contrast between the manmade structure of the packaging and the soft natural textures of the textiles.
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