I’m beginning to work on a new project, which I’m calling Flotsam & Jetsam. This project will focus on trash collected from the five most polluted beaches in Rhode Island. This cache is from the South Kingstown town beach, and has some particularly colorful bits of detritus. I found a shoe, sunglasses, lobster pot bits, ropes, bottle caps, shell cartridges, wire, and a glove.
I’ll be using these materials to create adornment from. Although the finished product won’t incorporate this source material, I really love the saturated colors and patterns created by teh trash. Consider this an appetizer, as I’ll be posting more images of the project as it develops.