I spend a lot time on the beach and in the ocean. Consequently, I have a vast collecition of beach detritus - driftwood, sponges, bits of plastic, fishing line, shells, shark egg cases, glass etc...... I'm hoping to one day make something out of them and thought by sorting, handling and photographing them I might get some ideas of what to make.
The driftwood was sorted into differnt sizes from very small and thin to fat and chunky. The studio floor looked like this for several weeks and then everything was packed away again.
The collections make quite intesting compositions. I love all the different colors and shapes. They smell of the sea!
The pastic pieces are incredible. The colours are predominantly blue and orange. Disposable lighters, rope and toothbrushes are the most common.
Seaweed anchorage roots.
The black corksrew shapes are Port Jackson Shark Eggcases. The long thin thread attaches it to the seafloor.