Thursday, 7 November 2013

On this occasion Jacqui was drawn to the smaller fragments of colour, so it has been great to see what we collected between us.

October 2013
Seaton Beach
Beach foragers Mandy and Jacqui

1 stickle brick, red, rectangle
1 section of frisby, red
1 handle, red
1 teaspoon, plastic, white
10 lids, soft drinks, milk, glue, water, red, green, grey, blue,      clear
nautical string, green
'scoobies', orange, purple, green, blue
deflated balloon, green
toy car bonnet only, white, plastic, 'Kinder' chocolate egg toy?
flower pot segment, brown
8 straws/lolly sticks, blue, lilac, green, red
1 broken strimmer blade, white
flip flop section, blue/black
2 plastic discs with holes, black and white
plastic coated bamboo stick from child's shrimp net, blue
fragment of bucket, black
hose assembly tag to BS6391 
flipper, blue from lego
tag pulls, blue, black, clear
section of a sign, blue/white

Seeing as all this colour is entering the sea it feels only appropriate to represent it, as supposed to the image being black and white. (Apologies for blurry image...need my morning coffee!)

OK....must get back in touch with the Blog! 

Several beach trips with collected matter....dates now a little vague! Tut, tut!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

I witness the ascent of belongings and a documentation of data is hoarded. Data becomes a dossier and belongings become matter. Matter that matters...  MBeall, 2013

..... poetical, techno-subliminal text pieces evoke prominence to the politics of landscape, globalised environment, technology and the evolutionary modification of our seas. Focusing on the Cornish coastline, in particular, but welcoming global data, she wishes to stress the increasingly ubiquitous non-organics within the planet’s oceans.

I have been asked by Karen Pearson of artspace@57 to exhibit work in Feb 2014 so an element of this body of work shall be featured.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Very excited to have been successful with an Open Call to participate in this wonderful event...London, here I come!!!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Currently having a wonderful time away with my family in Rennes, Brittany. Returning back to Cornwall soon, so back to foraging then. :)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

7th August 2013
Downderry beach, Cornwall
Beach foragers Mandy, Peter, Jack, Will and Eliza

1 clothes peg, blue
1 red lid
1 blue disposable lighter
1 yellow handle
green nautical rope
Tag with code A151785
Shards of plastic, orange, blue and white
1 red raw plug
black remnant of heavy duty refuse bag
2 annonymous objects
fragment of tub, black
cog-like packaging

Monday, 5 August 2013

Plastics are continuing to fill our oceans at alarming rates with more and more floating plateaus being discovered worldwide. On hearing this news most of us sigh, tut, but then we move on, feeling there is little we can do to address this problem.

I feel this way also, but I am looking to create a piece of work that is intended to raise further awareness of this ‘problem’. I don’t understand why we are not finding solutions through science into breaking down these plastics to create, perhaps, building bricks for houses?