This summer I have felt very privileged and excited to have been one of the two Artists in Residence at Northumberlandia. It has given me the opportunity to work on a beautiful site, looking at a subject I am very passionate about: our natural surroundings, the environment and climate change. I have previously shared images of the pieces I have made in response to visitors pledges and the work of local children. Here are just a few more images of the pieces on-site in September, 2018.
- 8.3 Billion metric tonnes of plastic produced since the 1950’s
- Plastic can take 500 years to fully decompose.
- Only 9% of plastic is recycled (79% goes to landfill and 12% is incinerated).
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'I will recycle more' – made using recycled fabrics. One of the ' Green Pledges' , requested by visitors, made as part of my residency at Northumberlandia. It was up on display in the woodlands along with the other 16 large pieces and the 120 pieces made by visitors and school children from the local area. @northwildlife @thelandtrust_ #greenpledges #greenpledge #nature #art #Northumberland #Northumberlandia #northumberlandwildlifetrust #artistinresidence #artistsofinstagram #environment #environmentalart #environmentalartist #textiles #textileart #textileartist #häxortrosor #häxorstrosor #recycledart #recycle #reducereuserecycle #cramlington #schools #woodland #textilehanging #banners
After four months working Northumberland Wildlife Trust at Northumberlandia, over 120 Green Pledges were made with local families and school children and 17 large pledges were made in response to the pledges made by local visitors. I am hoping to be able to work again with the NWT and other organisations on similar projects encouraging people to think about the positive actions they can take to help their local environment and the World’s climate.