Big Litter – Litter People Series

Artist Statement:  

“Each person has the potential of making a positive impact on the world. It all depends on what you do with what you have” (Gary Chapman).

This project investigates plastics and other litter found at Loch Ness, Scotland. The fact that these objects were there, left or thrown away by people, is perhaps an indicator that the problem of litter continues to exist at our inland bodies of water and thus has the potential to keep growing.

Recently, it is claimed that by 2050, plastic in the oceans will outweigh fish (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2016), however, we need to be careful not to turn all our attention away from our inland bodies of water and Loch Ness is just one example.

This series imagines a world where the problem of litter at Loch Ness has become so extensive that it is larger than the people that visit. In such a scenario, perhaps those visitors would then begin to interact with some of the objects of litter.

This series is not currently for sale. Please email: enquiries@richartltd.co.uk if you require any further information. [Click on an image for a larger view].

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