Pick Up the Pieces is about picking up plastic waste, and stories, and turning it into art. I use household plastic packaging, as well as plastic litter from the beach. A focus is on discarded fishing net bits (‘ghost gear’), as they cause the biggest threat to marine life who can get entangled in it.
The idea is to take plastic waste away from the coast/sea as well as preventing it from going to landfill. Making art here is a way of taking plastic out of our ecosystem, of going beyond throwing waste away.
Ursula Troche Arts
c/o Lake District Coast Aquarium