An exhibition of sculpture made from and inspired by beach plastics.
Friday 29 June – Wednesday 25 July 2018
Future Sands, an exhibition by Taranaki sculptor Claire Jensen who uses waste materials as art media, opens simultaneously in Gallery 2.
This current body of work is constructed from plastic marine debris, combined with household and commercial waste plastics.
Jensen explores marine-based themes using morphic forms made from salvaged plastics joined and manipulated in experimental ways.
She challenges the viewer to consider the detrimental impacts of human industry on the planet as it is pervasive in even the smallest of settings. As ocean plastics degrade into micro particles they are absorbed into the fabric of lifeforms and landscapes affecting us all in ways not yet fully understood.
Jensen works from her home studio in Opunake.