‘Shimenawa’ – Pollution Art Festival – Wijk aan Zee (Dittis Sunsea), 2020
600cm x 150cm x 800cm
Used lampposts, fishing net, fishing rope, plastic bottles, iron framework and cables.
This artwork is a commission from Gemeente Beverwijk in context of the Pollution Art Festival. It’s created in collaboration with the students of grade 6/7/8 from primary school Montessori Beverwijk. The focus of this object is the pollution of the sea and beach. By choosing used materials such as a fishing net, fishing rope, CD’s and plastic bottles it depicts the daily plastic objects, nylon fishing nets and rope that washes ashore. The shape of the artwork is inspired by the Japanese ‘Shimenawa’, a thick twisted rope above the entrance of a temple to protect it’s sacred/pure place. Let us all be more aware of what we can do to protect our nature.