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Broken Ocean installation at Collect Open 2019.

Following the success of our glass bottles, The Seven Stages of Degradation (shown at the Royal Academy Summer show and other exhibitions, see the other post), and the prototype ‘Ghostnet Chandelier’ at the London Design Festival 2018 (see this post too), this installation piece continued to develop our ideas around the theme of ocean plastic. […]

Plastiglomerate, the fossil of the present.

Plastiglomerate is a term that was proposed by Patricia Corcoran, Charles J. Moore and Kelly Jazvac for a stone that contains mixtures of sedimentary grains, and other natural debris (e.g. shells, wood) that is held together by hardened molten plastic. . For our exhibition pieces Louis Thompson and I developed different ideas on how to represent […]

Archive: Ghostnet Chandelier – glass and light at LDF 2018.

Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been dumped or lost in the ocean. Fishermen sometimes abandon worn-out nets because it is often the easiest way to get rid of them. These nets, often nearly invisible in the dim light, can be left tangled on a rocky reef or drifting in the open sea. They […]

Getting clay under the fingernails* (drawing and creating again)

In recent years I have re-discovered my love of drawing, collaging and generally loosening up and developing ideas in sketchbooks. It started with a New Years Resolution a few years back: to fill up all the unfinished sketchbooks from all the years since art college (I have a habit of acquiring beautiful sketchbooks with the […]

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My name is Sophie. I investigate waste through art process; creating ink from waste carbon and vessels from waste glass, through environmental science; dismantling shoes, laptops, oil rigs etc and analysing lifecycles and as a garbologist; investigating why design encourages wasteful habits 

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