Posted on September 9th, 2021 by Jane Fairhurst
My Plastic Paintings are representations of small sculptures I have been making from plastic shards I find whilst walking in the fields near my home. The shards remind me of the ceramic shards collected by archaeologists that speak of our past and are held as treasure in museums. The shards I collect hold no such value and are rather an indictment of human disregard for our planet. Wondering what future archaeologists will make of them I decided to use them as subject matter for paintings and in doing so give them a quality and value that takes them beyond mere polluting rubbish.
The paintings are all made in my studio, at Cross Street Arts, using oil paint on canvas, cradled panels or Lime wood boards.