Tide (2011)


Based on the original Tide from 2005 this piece is created totally from clear colourless plastic collected from the beaches of the UK. The plastic objects are cosmetically transformed into sandblasted glass elements produced by the abrasive nature of the sea water and sand. Each individual element is different in shape and form, yet they come together to produce one perfect sphere. The sphere evokes the shape of the moon whose force created the tide that washed these items ashore. This spherical display of objects could be seen as a celebration of modern manufacturing or a negative display of waste carelessly disposed of in the sea. Both interpretations have a link to human behaviour.

Size – D150cm / D120cm / D100cm

Material – Found clear plastic objects, monofilament line, painted MDF ceiling platform & 100w incandescent light bulb.