There is a theory that we are not acting upon environmental pollution because the imagery that documents the problem via popular culture, is offered as being remote, aesthetically pleasing, and far removed from our everyday environments. This 2021 artwork provides a relationship between pollution being beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, versus the reality of the ugliness of plastic waste that is washing up on our local Christchurch beaches. This project spanned six months with multiple weekly visits to popular Christchurch beaches at New Brighton, Boulder Bay, Sumner, and Taylors Mistake.
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