The artworks from 2018 are based on the current mapping of the Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean and on detail studies of beach plastics. The works on Belgian linen and canvas are made from found plastics collected from Australia’s coastline and ecologically sustainable plant based resin. Some works from this series also have ink, acrylic and or chalk. Thematically based on environmental issues, taking society’s discarded everyday objects and transforming them into formal compositions. These recycled materials have been used to convey the history and memory of a place, to comment on the human experience of place, beauty, degradation of the environment and the inspiration possible with recycling through a positive aesthetic experience.
John Dahlsen 2018.