Saturday, 27 July 2013

A new work is beginning to follow on from the plastics in the ocean work of 2012, if you are not familiar with my work please feel free to follow from the start of this blog. 

My initial inspiration to drive this further forward came from BBC2's program, Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve, episode 3 Kenya and the Horn of Africa. 

On a regular basis the women of Kiwayu Island in the Indian Ocean pan the beaches of this stunning location, collecting masses and masses of washed up waste. They have managed to turn this around to suit their favour by collecting flip flops and then turning them into FlipFlop Recycling Products

I have started to collect plastic waste now from the shores of Cornwall, where I live. The weather has been incredibly hot and sunny and we are now forecast storms...this will provide ideal foraging weather with rough seas bringing much debris onto the shore.

Prediction of time spent on this work will be lengthy. As well as studio time I shall need to get out to the beaches as much as possible. Intentions being to make a statement installation piece. It may well take two to three years. I have in my mind what I need to create...I just need to gather the materials in which to do it.

I normally put myself under great pressure, so I am looking forward to taking on this journey with an already concluded proposal and plenty of time!