I just finished my second beach plastics art that is 8″ x 8″. Recognizable objects include a toy key, beads, zip tie, bottle caps, rope, wire, part of a barrette, sunglass arm (temple), part of a blowing bubbles tool, washers, butterfly wing, hook and bottle safety seals — all pink! The backing is translucent fiberglass and the hanging device is kite string that I hand-weaved to make thicker – both found on the beach.
There’s much symbolism in this small work of art: Contained in the heart shape, is a tree. The tree symbolizes the “tree of life”, the color pink symbolizes passion, the toy key symbolizes “the key to one’s heart”, and the butterfly wing symbolizes transformation. The heart and tree combined, symbolizes following one’s heart and not one’s ego. Overall, the work of art is about honoring one’s unique offerings to the world that each human has and only comes to fruition if one follows their heart!
The plastics are collected from Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, Grey Whale Cove in Pacifica, Montara State Beach in Montara, Pillar Point Beach in Half Moon Bay and Surfer’s Beach in Half Moon Bay.