Driftwood and string
| Sculpture and Drawing
24 Central Street
MAP # 71
Also Open Friday Night, May 3rd 6-9pm
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I have spent my whole life near the ocean, wandering the shores poking through the piles of flotsam and jetsam. What started as an attempt to build something for my son from drifwood has evolved into a growing collection of the human litter and the wood that surrounds it.
I continue to make fish and whales but the plastics, the unavoidable, unmistakeable, plastics are so overwhelming, disturbing and often beautiful, that I cannot ignore and focus only on the natural materials. What we throw away, lose and hide so defines who we are and our effect on the world and within what washes up along with the knotted oak limbs and weather worn logs.
For a marine found object artist we live in very rich times, storms batter our coasts with increasing frequency and plastics now touch every corner and recess of our lives, wood, metal, plastic, rope, wire, netting, bottles, cans, shotgun shells, lobster trap doors by the hundreds, bait bags almost a plentiful and twice as deadly, a single trip can fill my car within an hour.
My pile keeps growing and these objects and images seep deeper into my imagination. The more sun, sand and salt battered trash I find the more it enters into what I build.
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