I am often asked how I continue to work with marine litter year after year, fortunately I have a counterbalance, my love of seaweed. Seaweed has proven to be a beautiful counterbalance and antidote to my work with plastic beach litter. I recently shared my story with the Marine Conservation Society and Salvage Scotland.
Over the coming months I will be featuring exciting plans for the re-scheduled ‘Isle Martin Seaweed Festival’ #YCW2020 now taking place in 2021. I talk more about the festival in my recent conversation with John Ennis, Curator of Salvage Scotland’s Design Journey Journey to Isle Martin with artist Julia Barton .
To read more of my balancing act with litter and seaweed, visit the Marine Conservation Society Magazine for my interview with Clare Fischer ‘Seaweed, Science and Installations’.
While I continue to weave and thread marine litter, I will share my love of seaweed on Instagram @juliabartonartist
Take a look. Please leave a comment/like here or on the above website links. Thank You!
2 thoughts on “Counterbalance”
Fantastic, Julia. I love the idea of the beauty of seaweed counterbalancing the mess of the litter. Congratulations on the interview with John Ennis – excellent to hear you talking about your creative work over the decades. Helen O’C
Many thanks Helen. Please share.