Plastic Ocean by Thirza Schaap

Plastic Ocean is an art project by Thirza Schaap, in which she wants to create awareness around pollution. Her aim is to try and prevent (or at least reduce) the use of plastic.

Thirza Schaap creates artistic sculptures out of found objects, in order to evoke an emotional response  from her audience by creating a contradiction.
A clash between initial aesthetic attraction and after a second look: repulsion and the realisation of the tragedy trash causes. These sculptures are for sale, photographed by Schaap. See (and buy) her work here:

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"As a child, I would walk over beaches and through fields and forests to collect beautiful shells, shimmering stones, feathers and funnily shaped branches. 
Much later, after I had moved from Holland to South Africa, I found myself doing the same thing. Only to discover, that I started filling my pockets with trash instead of treasure. 
Plastic from the Ocean. 
Our beaches are covered in plastic confetti and there really is nothing to celebrate."
-Thirza Schaap


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