Burnham-On-Sea artist turns litter into amazing artwork
discarded in Burnham-On-Sea has been transformed into art that has
gone on show at a unique exhibition in the town this week.
of plastic bottles, aluminium cans and other rubbish have been collected
by Burnham artist Janine Wharmby to create colourful clothing and
thought-provoking exhibition, called 'Litterally Art', is currently
on display in Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre Arts Lounge until
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, she said the exhibition has a serious message.
"The art asks visitors to consider their impact on the environment
and to think more about reducing waste, re-using it, and recycling
added: "All materials have been re-used, given to me or found
me - I always have a bonanza after the carnival when there is so
much litter left behind."
have sacks of aluminium cans - all were picked up along me walks.
I take them home, sterilise them and use them to make something
people despair of our throwaway culture."
a quick glance, visitors to the exhibition struggle to see tell
whether rubbish has been used.
only when the artwork is viewed up close, as pictured above, that
the true source of the colourful items becomes clear.
brands such as Coca-Cola, Monster Energy and Thatchers can be seen
among the shapes and designs cleverly placed.
a colourful piece of ladies clothing features a marine theme with
fish and octopus shapes swimming in the sea.
take a closer look, as above, and in fact the shapes are made from
drinks cans from well-known brands.
Burnham-On-Sea exhibition also features this colourful scene of
butterflies on a painted canvas.
in for a close-up look and the real source of the artwork becomes
clear, as pictured above.
hopes the display will encourage people to think more about reducing
waste, re-using it, and recycling it.
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge