(Aquarium kindly lent by Hunnyhill Aquatics Ltd of Newport, Isle of Wight) (Special thanks to various beach-cleaning groups around the Island)
"We’re inviting emerging and established artists to submit works in any medium to be a part of our Summer OPEN Exhibition this year, titled and themed “I must down to the seas again”. Borrowed from John Masefield’s original 1902 ‘Sea Fever’ poem*, we’re looking for sea and marine inspired works that reflect our love, fear, and curiosity about the sea..." (see more)
When first installed, the trash had been washed and the aquarium filled with clean water. Unexpectedly, as apparent in these photographs, the water became murky over the course of the exhibition due to material seeping down from one or more of the larger objects. At variance perhaps with the artist's initial intent, ultimately symbolic of pollution at work, right before our eyes.