Plastic Ocean combines sculpture with photography and examines our changing relationship with plastics and the increasing and overwhelming presence they have in our lives.
The images show a clash between worlds, offering minimal and aesthetically pleasing compositions which, on closer inspection, in-still a sense of ecolog-ical grief.
Plastic Ocean questions consumption, idolatry and what it is we value in our lives today. The effect is a quirky, playful and popart paradox.
At a first glance, the debris do not disgust us. On the contrary. Their dainty look almost seems to gloss over the ugliness of all the plastic pollution on our beach-es. But only for an instant. Our initial attraction, soon fades.
Plastic Ocean provides a kind of Vanitas for the 21st century. Traditional icons of mortality, ephemerality and wealth have been traded out for bottles, baskets and bowls: single-use items which are used and dis-carded, now only existing as empty vessels of de-struction.
Our beaches are covered in plastic confetti and there really is nothing to celebrate.