Thirza Schaap, based in Amsterdam
Smiley, Plastic Ocean, 2019
Print size: 210 x 297 mm
'"Plastic Ocean" is a project, which I started to create awareness around pollution to try and prevent (or at least reduce) the use of plastic. In making artistic sculptures out of the plastic objects I find on the beach, I try to evoke an emotional response from my audience by creating a contradiction. A clash between initial aesthetic attraction and after a second look : repulsion and the realisation of the tragedy trash causes. Our beaches are covered in plastic confetti and there really is nothing to celebrate.'