beach plastic collected along the Pacific Rim's Long Beach.
beach plastic collected along the Pacific Rim's Long Beach.

As a jewellery artist my work often conveys the dichotomies between worth and waste. 

I started working with empty beauty product packaging and blue bin plastics in a project I dubbed, Mining Under the Kitchen Sink. I collected, sorted, and used discarded plastic as a raw material, but it didn't take long in my research of plastic waste to include other places as well. 

 

The image to the right is a micro-amount of the plastic detritus I've collected along the shore of the Pacific Rim National Park. Utilitarian castoffs and remnants of manufactured debris in various levels of decomposition are the relics that inform my work.