Today’s assignment is swarm:
Swarm: to fly off together in a group, as bees; to move about in great numbers, as things or persons.
Observe before you click. As you watch your scene, think of a few different photos that can tell the story of the scene. Focus on a few details in different parts of the scene, and see what speaks to you.
Just a few weeks ago I took some photos at Sculpture by the Sea that starts in Bondi on the shoreline and heads through to Tamarama. There I did see a sculpture that had a multitude (or swarm) of plastic bottle caps, all clustered together, held there by plastic cables. This sculpture signifies all the waste from overconsumption in the world that ends up in our oceans.
“My work focuses on the impact that recycled materials have on the environment.
With overconsumption I am focusing on the mountains of the plastic that float around
the oceans which are getting bigger and bigger every year. It is estimated that these
mountains increase by weight by 7 million kg every year.
Much of this floating rubbish is plastic and wood. Everything made from plastic can be found in these
mountains even tooth brushes”
Kerrie Argent Western Australia