A seaside collection of the lost and found â¦.
Beached is an exhibition of thousands of plastic pieces collected by the artist Fran Crowe whilst walking on the beaches of East Anglia which have been shaped into a site-specific installation.
Sometimes playful but at the same time deadly serious, her practice frequently draws attention to how we foul our own nest, in particular through our use of plastics and their impact on our oceans and coastline. Fran is passionate about the East Anglia coast where she lives and her artwork is rooted in this sense of place and her experiences of it. Beached is created from just some of the 46000 pieces of plastic litter that she collected whilst walking on East Anglian beaches whilst trying to âsave' one square mile of sea.
Fran sees her work as a catalyst. She does not want her audience on encountering her work to be bowled over by her craftsmanship or technical skills or by the desire to own an object, but, rather, to be blown away by what it makes them think or do... creating an unforgettable visual message. Everyone can make a difference and Fran hopes to inspire others to create for change.
More of Fran's finds - and findings - can be found on her website www.flyintheface.com.
The exhibition will be supported by a series of exciting and educational summer holiday workshops led by CoastNet including seashore safaris, scavenger hunts, nature walks and more. See www.jaywickmartellotower.org for details.
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