As many of you know I set up my Littoral Art Project in 2013 after walking onto a Scottish beach so thick with plastic litter that I feared drowning in it.
Building on the knowledge gained from my work on beaches, in schools, galleries and Parliament over the past 6 years. I am convinced that more people can be drawn into thinking about the VOLUME, CONTENT & COST of plastic pollution through encountering simple bold sculptures #LitterCUBES in unexpected public spaces such as harbours, streets and museums.
The #LitterCUBES will act as triggers prompting people to ask: What’s it made from? What is it? Where is it from? How did it get into our seas & onto our beaches? Why does it matter that it’s in our environment? What can we do to stop it getting there?
I want to make 12 #LitterCUBES over the next year in coastal communities. Each Cube will be made from plastic litter items collected by commonly found litter of local beaches such as- mussel pegs washed ashore from aquaculture industry in Shetland, strapping from fish boxes on the northern mainland, cotton bud sticks reaching the sea through the sewage from householders in towns and cities, plus plastic bottles and plastic particles found on every beach resulting from every anyone and everyone.
Performance events will take place when each CUBE is completed and when exhibited, I will be encouraging public to help weigh the CUBES, calculate how many litres of oil each #LitterCUBE represents and how much money it would cost to replace each CUBE of plastic. Connecting Litter to the bigger environmental sustainability issues of our Economy, Finite Resources and Climate Change and encouraging us all to reduce our use of single use plastic which in turn will stop it escaping into the environment.
Each #LitterCUBE will cost between £200 for the smallest 7cm cotton bud stick CUBE & £2,000 for the 1M2 bottle and strapping CUBE to cover transport of materials, material preparation and cover the artist’s time making the CUBES, transport & subsistence while on location.
As of February 2019 I have raised approximately £11,000 towards the project and I am looking to raise another £I6,000 to be able to complete the whole project.. Any support you can give would be much appreciated. You can choose to make a straight donation using the orange DONATION button on this page or by making a Purchasing Donation:
For a donation of £200 you can receive a Particle #LitterCUBE (5 X 5 x 5cm )
Limited edition #LitterCUBE prints (A2 ) are available for £ 50 each
In return for a donation of £100 you can receive a set of Island Charts (60 x 60 cm)
Everyone making a donation will receive a 12 page colour ‘Guide to Beach Litter’
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