Helena Shave

Beach plastic artist


Helena creates collages and cards from beach plastic. She collects washed-up plastic along the tide lines of local beaches. She makes no alterations to the pieces and uses the shapes she finds to create imaginative images. The sea breaks and wears away the plastic, breaking it down very slowly.


The images she produces are inspired by the coast or by the pieces of rubbish themselves. 


Whilst the images are appealing in themselves, Helena also hopes that they will raise awareness of the amount and diversity of waste plastic which ends up in our oceans.


Some UK beaches have a multicoloured tide line of waste plastic. Seabirds and animals are dying as a result of consuming this waste. She asks people to think about re-using and re-cyling plastic or buying alternatives to plastic products.



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