Art from Trash 2020 – Gallery

Art from Trash Gallery Item

44 - ‘Message on a bottle’

Julia Strykowski 'PluckFastic'

plastic milk bottle, lids, toys, plastic waste, glue, fairy lights

Shining light on discarded plastic from EVERYONE’S daily lives. These found, salvaged and collected objects form a curated collection; they’re durable, colourful, recognisable and sadly all pervasive. My aim was to display this range as functional items of recognition and interest, for both reflection and contemplation.

The fact is we are drowning in plastic waste, and humans must reflect on this now as micro plastics enter our waterways, soils, food chain and ultimately human biological systems. What items do you recognise? What items may you have been responsible for? Can you change your next consumer purchase?