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Involuntary sculpture - These items have washed ashore after spending, in some cases, many months at sea growing barnacles and coral. They are intrinsically beautiful in their structure and sculptural composition but also ugly for the intrusion within the natural landscape. I have found volumes of materials, long lines, nets and ropes on this small 12km stretch of West Coast Beach. Extrapolate that out to approximately 15,000 kilometers of New Zealand coastline and there is potential for a vast amount of detritus to be washed upon our shores. The dichotomy of beauty and ugliness resonates within the works.

Sea Sculptures

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