sea amulets Initially inspired by the collection of amulets and charms at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, the Sea Amulets are portable objects with mysterious powers. They combine found materials, mostly plastic detritus from beaches in East Lothian, with painted clay forms. Plastic and clay may appear to have grown together, in the way a hermit crab might live in increasingly sized plastic containers as it grows bigger. In others, the clay has been engulfed or infected by plastic, like sea creatures that have been caught in fishing lines or have ingested plastic bags. These artworks aim to encourage us to consider the impact on the natural world of the plastics and packaging that we throw away.
dimensions vary from approximately 5cm to 32cm air dried clay, water based paint and found materials 2021 - 23