Splash Trash Art 

I love how beach combing and making this art helps me to get out of my head and be totally in the moment. It seems like, in the silence, these found objects speak to me and tell me what they want me to help them become. I ask them how far they have travelled....but they never answer.  

Old MacDonald had a Farm
Old MacDonald had a Farm

Where did a tractor like this come from?

Little Things #1
Little Things #1

Except for the dog and the purple arch, everything on the mobile is smaller than an inch.

If not you, who?
If not you, who?

'Frosted' with micro plastics I picked out of the sand with a spoon. Unhappily, it didn't take me very long to fill the container.

Beach Babies
Beach Babies
I'll be Seeing You
I'll be Seeing You
Big Bite Totem
Big Bite Totem

I found all of these creatures along a 1,000 meter stretch of beach - but on three different days!

Testosterone
Testosterone

The wooden machine gun was probably carved in the 1980s when much of Central America was at war and there were fewer plastic products for sale.

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

Cars and dolls - dolls and cars.

He wanted to Swing
He wanted to Swing

When I found this little guy, he was so dirty, I thought he was brown. After soaking for several days, the pink began to emerge. He sat on my table for several days and then he told me he wanted to swing. Sure enough, the next day, his 'swing set' manifested itself.

Bring in the Clowns
Bring in the Clowns

I looked down and found the heart, the clown head and the plastic form at my feet. It was only when I got home that I realized the plastic form was his body!

The Nursery
The Nursery
Lovely Lady
Lovely Lady

Yes, I found her on the beach, but she needed dressing up to go to the party.

Little Things #2
Little Things #2
Treasures
Treasures

from a short walk on the beach.

This is where it all started with a $2.00 glue gun and some string!

 

Interview at my Utila studio with Shelby McNab - HQ TV Utila. 

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