Dissing the Planet

                                                                         Urban Beach

I like to use discarded materials in my work both painting and sculpture.
This saves them from their becoming poison in landfill sites.

In this case I was not so pleased to have to use them.
Set on the ground of a discarded body board, all the items were found on Swanage beach.

The name of the work was supplied by the legend printed on the board.
Clear case of disrespect.

Beaches worldwide bear witness to the ugly impact of plastic debris on our oceans. Milk jugs, water bottles, cigarette lighters, diaper liners, jar lids, cheap toys, and goodness knows what else festoon tide lines today.