It is in fact 35 baskets made only from materials gathered from the shores and banks on the island of Yell in Shetland, most of it from within fifty metres of the house where I stay. The ropes were washed and some of them separated to make new finer twisted threads for stitching. The stitches that I have used are only those seen on baskets that were made and used in Shetland. The broken buoys and other bits of ceramic and plastic were drilled but otherwise left as they were found. The grasses and oats were just gathered and dried.
|LW and JJIB 2013, Mid Yell Voe|
This sentinelle on a path leading to one of the Atlantic beaches in France visually sums up the long term problem that these things cause.Waste disposal in a consumer economy is fraught with environmental dilemmas but dumping rope and fish crates into the sea is just a lazy solution to a difficult problem.