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Unaltered Marine plastic objects found on the UK coast, 1994-2014 applied to primed aluminum composite sheet. 
This unframed piece is a representation of an emotional storm and echoes the 'gyres' of plastic that collect in masses and swirl the worlds oceans. I collect beach plastic which I wash and sort by colour before creating my artworks, the pieces to create one piece such as this are often collected over several years of hunting. Please see my artist biography for more information about my work with found marine plastic.
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Turbulent Collage

Steve McPherson

United Kingdom

Collage, Found Objects on Plastic

Size: 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 5.1 D in

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Unaltered Marine plastic objects found on the UK coast, 1994-2014 applied to primed aluminum composite sheet. This unframed piece is a representation of an emotional storm and echoes the 'gyres' of plastic that collect in masses and swirl the worlds oceans. I collect beach plastic which I wash and sort by colour before creating my artworks, the pieces to create one piece such as this are often collected over several years of hunting. Please see my artist biography for more information about my work with found marine plastic.

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Collage:Found Objects on Plastic

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 39.4 H x 5.1 D in

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Since 2007 Steve McPhersons primary source materials have been the discarded plastic objects that wash ashore on his local Kent coast of the UK. While it is impossible to ignore the environmental concerns present in his work, he draws analogies with his practice akin to the role of archaeologist/collector/and paradoxical treasure hunter. It is the alchemical processing of these remnants that he explores within a multidisciplinary practice. Via experimental tests of recycling and re-purposing, he seeks to plunder personal and collective narratives and bring them back to the surface of memory for new consideration. Steve McPherson is an internationally exhibited artist whose practice includes, assemblage, collections, sculptural objects, installation, book works, photography, and sound. These are undertaken in aesthetics born from utility, science, collections, the laboratory and museum. Reflecting his interest in the way that the mundane can move through a transformative state into meaning. ".... Not only do the works highlight the problem of the amount of debris in the sea…. the mysterious, the unusual, the forgotten and lost. But these wreckage pieces these objects symbolise the history of the world up to this point, they are contemporary and future archaeology. They both explain and are unexplained at the same time. Each remnant acts as a conduit between potential, real and imaginary worlds, where personal and cultural memory reside. These are the objects of our lives, this is the material of the technologically advanced." Steve McPherson Julian Hanford’s Plastic Song short film shares Steve’s daily efforts to produce his creations. Plastic Song changes our perception of plastic pollution and will make us think about how we each can take action to reduce our individual and collective waste and protect the natural environment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtHukMey9z4&feature=youtu.be

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