Fun with plastics on Brighton beach
March 4, 2014
During my recent trip to England, this was the usual weather. And these muted greens and earth colours were the palette in the South Downs area.
There was some relief from that the day I went to Brighton to meet Sonia. I’ll write about our pleasurable meeting later, you can see Sonia’s account of it here.
I’d thought Brighton was a charming, small white-housed seaside resort- so I was kind of surprised at my first glimpse of it through the train window!
And after Sonia and I had a light snack at the museum, and I headed out to the ocean, I got away as fast as possible from this scene.
So I guess it isn’t surprising, considering the dull pre-spring greens I’d been seeing up until then, that when I finally got to the beach, my eye was pulled to stronger colours. I had a brilliant time scavenging for bits of washed up plastic. Though it was devastating to see evidence of how plastics end up in the ocean food chain, I decided to see them also as colours and forms. Below is the first collection.
After that I set about collecting (via photos) plastic objects, one for each colour of the rainbow.