"Thanks John...great comment. This was exhibited at the Darwin 200 exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery who have taken a giclee (museum) print of it for their permanent collection...which means it could travel all over the world to different galleries…"
Feel pretty bad it's taken me since June when you sent a lovely comment to me...I guess I've been busy creating and deconstructing my though processes and even decluttering my studio to make room for the new...and of course…"
My art practice focuses on the suffering of cetaceans and other marine wildlife due to plastic pollution. I have spent the last eleven years cleaning the beaches of Cornwall and making conceptual art from marine plastics, I have also been pro-active in initiating collaborations with 'Fishing for Litter' S.A.S. and others. I have researched the toxicity of plastics and the carcinogenic effects (amongst other fatal diseases this is is having on innocent, sentient and intelligent marine life and sea birds.
Artistic Experiences I Have Had On My Travels
Too many to mention!
Places I Would Like To Visit
I would like to go to the the Pacific Ocean gyre in order to make artwork from the biggest rubbish dump in the world, and publicise what the world is forgetting about...out of sight out of mind! It is also referred to as a 'dead zone' because no marine life can survive.
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
To go on a boat with scientists, marine biologists etc. to the above place and find a way of removing these poisons from the sacred waters of the Earth, to document and film.
My Creative Influences & Favorite Artists
Dominique Mazeaud. Suzy Gablik ( author of 'The Reenchantment of Art') Mark Dion, Joseph Beuys, Damien Hurst etc.