recycled binder twine, milk bottles and galvanized wire
I pick up the small broken pieces of white shell and coral on the beach and wonder. I love the patterns in the whiteness and wonder what it's from and where it originated.
As I live on the edge of heathlands and woodlands, not far from the desert, the sea is something I visit occasionally to paddle my feet at the water’s edge, but mostly I see images, in books, journals, papers and on TV. I listen and read many articles about how some humans appear to be hell bent on destroying above and below the surface, all for money. I also read and hear about how we need to care and preserve this exquisite environment - the need to care and protect this precious earth and all who share it, and the need to live harmoniously with all and not rape and destroy it for short term gratification and gain.
I wonder if the bleached pieces I find are remnants of a natural cycle of life and death, or are they the product of damage and death/murder of a living species.
I have created my own bleached coral using recycled plastic binder twine that is an environmental problem on land and sea, found wrapped around bushes, posts, animals/creatures, floating in the ocean and waterways. I constantly pick up plastic from the land and ocean hoping that this saves the plastic from being ingested or tangled causing further death and destruction.
Kerrie explores concepts of environmental issues and sustainability through art. She uses found, recycled, upcycled, single use materials, and sustainable materials. Working in 2D and 3D formats, her choice of mixed media varies from one project to the next.
Kerrie has a BA Fine Arts from Curtin University, and has participated in multiple juried exhibitions, group exhibitions and residencies. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is found in private and public collections,