Artist’s Statement: I make collages of beachtrash and vintage magazines. It started during a peaceful moment at a trashy Spanish beach where I put, without thought, some pieces of plastic together. This co-incidental finding led to my project TrashWorks. I often combine the beachtrash with my other love: vintage magazines. The saltwashed colours of the beachtrash match with the warm colours of vintage magazines.
My rule is that I may not adapt the pieces of trash – I have to use it the way I find it. This forces me to think creative and experiment a lot. When I have made an artwork, I make a picture and use the plastic again in other pieces of art.
I find it important that my art tells a story and sends out an atmosphere that makes you keep watching. I strive to keep my art as simple as possible – but never easy.
I love all the pieces of plastic I gathered the past few years. Apparent useless stuff has got a lot of value to me. Furthermore, I got to know a lot about “plastic soup”: an environmental issue that deserves attention and awareness.