Plastic Memory 2018
Plastic Memory 2018

Found crab pot, Found plastic bags and Fishing line, 800mm

My memories of Noosa Spit shimmer in my mind as some of my happiest. One Christmas I received an inflatable boat and made it my second home. Dad also loved the boat. We bonded over the plastic, easily breakable boat. The Spit remains a popular recreation area for boaters and families. Yet upon revisiting the place of my fondest memories I was struck by an unmistakable sadness; I could see our human endeavours fighting against nature. Potential fish habitats in the mangroves roots were washed out and strangled by plastic bags. Sand dredging around the Spit to nourish Noosa Main Beach meant the beaches around the River mouth entrance were eroding. Prehaps, my memories shimmered because they were made of plastic.

Photographed by Robyn Mill

This work was created for Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award and has been donated to Devonport Surf Club

Plastic Memory 2018
Plastic Memory 2018

Found crab pot, Found plastic bags and Fishing line, 800mm

My memories of Noosa Spit shimmer in my mind as some of my happiest. One Christmas I received an inflatable boat and made it my second home. Dad also loved the boat. We bonded over the plastic, easily breakable boat. The Spit remains a popular recreation area for boaters and families. Yet upon revisiting the place of my fondest memories I was struck by an unmistakable sadness; I could see our human endeavours fighting against nature. Potential fish habitats in the mangroves roots were washed out and strangled by plastic bags. Sand dredging around the Spit to nourish Noosa Main Beach meant the beaches around the River mouth entrance were eroding. Prehaps, my memories shimmered because they were made of plastic.

Photographed by Robyn Mill

This work was created for Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award and has been donated to Devonport Surf Club

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