The shocking sea of plastic pollution
Now and then I am upset with the ‘world’. Especially when I am confronted with careless thrown away cups, bottles, plastic disposables and rubbish during a walk through nature. Once I believed in a life of abundance and that the horn of plenty could never be emptied. Now I believe I am drowning in a plastic sea of abundance.
The result of mass production: waste
As a visual artist I would like to save the world from drowning and make a strong statement against mass production. I just can’t seem to find a way to do so. I guess my wish to escape reality is always greater than to show the ugliness of mass production. However I know some one who found a way: Elodie Heloise.
Creating colourful ‘objet trouvé’ art
By using waste objects found at the plastic polluted beaches of Curaçao, Elodie Heloise, not only creates colourful assemblage works of art, but she also draws attention to our huge plastic waste problem. Like she often does in her stories, she knows how to take something really ugly and transform it in something charming and agreeable to look at.