PLASTIC PORNOGRAPHY

IS MY BRAIN BEING POLLUTED BY PLASTIC PORNOGRAPHY? By Andy Hughes | © 2018   A web search for the definition of pornography results in the following explanation; 1) the depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement, 2) material (such as books or photographs) that depicts erotic behavior and is intended to cause sexual excitement, 3) the depiction of acts in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction. I have been thinking for quite some time about the proliferation of a kind of imagery that also aspires to …

Nash Pilgrimage

Plastic Pilgrimage: My Paul Nash Last week I traveled along the coast from Cornwall through Dorset, Somerset and towards the Kent Coast, completing my journey at Dungeness. Over the recent past, I’ve been drawn to works by Nash. In particular his writings and visualizations of inanimate objects and his depiction of wrecked materials. Totes Meer has a particular resonance with me. His suggestions of presence in the material depicted in this scene resonate with my own practice. Paul Nash (11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946) was a British surrealist painter and war artist, as well as a photographer, writer and …

Carve Magazine Interview

Interview by Steve England, Editor, Carve Magazine. This is an edited version, full article published in Carve Magazine, Issue 186 Apr 5, 2018 When did you first notice beach debris? Probably around 1987, but it was in 1989 when I focused my attention very specifically towards plastic in the sea and washed up on the beach was whilst I was an art student in Cardiff. At that time I’d learned to surf, my nearest break was at Porthcawl, I often remember bobbing up and down in the sea, sitting astride on a blue Tris Twin fin 5’ 8”, looking out …