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 …

GYRE: Report

GYRE: The Plastic Ocean Art and Science Expedition | June 2013 Report by Andy Hughes 04.02.16 This report focuses on presenting basic information about the expedition, touring exhibition, book, film and symposia. Supporting information includes data about audiences reached and examples of how the project has impacted upon various organisations and arts groups. Finally there is an edited list of information for further research. History, background and development In 1997, Captain Charles Moore was sailing across the Pacific Ocean, when he and his crew caught sight of plastic waste floating on the sea surface.[i] The significance of spotting this debris, …