Mandala Series II Plastic waste material, spray paint and paper. 500 x 500cm In this interior Mandala work the floor piece becomes like an Ariel view of a sprawling city and here the sprawling waste of plastic.
Mandalas are a ritual symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism, representing the universe, and in meditation its purpose is to help transform ordinary minds in to enlightened ones. In my Mandala Series of Work I have substituted the traditional sand for plastic, a material that will not return to the earth on the wind like the sand mandalas, but instead degrade into…
Another work in the Mandala series, highlighting the problem of plastic waste in our oceans. produced for the festival of Art & Music Evolution, F.A.M.E., on board the Stubnitz (see poster attached).
Referencing ‘The great wave’ an iconic image by Japanese artist, Hokusai from the 1800’s, this tsunami of plastic bottle tops cascades from a single point across the path of visitors, halting them in their tracks. Highlighting how our insatiable appetite for plastic is producing the vast amounts of waste now enveloping our oceans. Orleans House Gallery, London, UK 2013