This piece, titled Ghost Gear, is a part of a creative bus shelter initiative supported by Creative Portland, a non-profit arts advocacy organization. The initiative has transformed nine existing shelters with local artist designed artworks. The imagery featured in this piece is pulled from a larger body of work bearing the same name and is constructed of three die-cut polyester films layered on clear laminate.
The Ghost Gear series sprouted from a growing awareness and concern for climate change issues, particularly those we face in the Gulf of Maine, and a desire to better acquaint myself with the coastal landscape. It has since evolved, as many long term projects do, into something more. It’s a deep investigation into a particular set of materials that have, like many consumer plastics, seemingly become part of the natural landscape. It’s a visualization of the plastic beach.