GYRE research – WASPS Open Studio

My project GYRE (a work in progress involves the collection and documentation of plastic waste (specifically PET foil balloons) which I have collected for a number of years from a remote open ocean beach on Block Island, Rhode Island a small island off the east coast of the USA. Tied to our rituals of celebration and commemoration these objects when discarded cause huge environmental damage. GYRE explores the dynamic of how we discard once important items and looks at how consumerism and mass production contributes to our disengagement. GYRE began in 2010 as a process of first collecting then documenting this plastic waste. Ongoing research including a large hanging sculpture was exhibited at WASPS Open Studios West Park Place in Dalry Edinburgh in November 2017.

 

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