This giant octopus – 4 meters around – is called ‘ 20,00 Bags Under The Sea ” and was made by the Australian artist Jacq Chorlton in 2010
3 Great Things About This
1. The octopus is made entirely of woven recycled plastic bags.
2 .It was shown in a sculpture show on the beach – The Rockingham Castaway Sculpture Awards in Rockingham , Australia .
3. It won ” The People’s Choice Award ” .
Creative secret ;
Jacq Chorlton is a production artist who owns Funkydory Art , she makes recycled clocks . She uses the yearly sculpture show as a way to organize and inspire herself to make big ambitious sculptures . We need goals and time devices to help us set aside regular time to make something big and expressive , we can’t just cram it in to everyday life with out some help .
This is a radiant piece by any measure , the color s , the stripes , the button tentacles are delightful . The plastic on the beach is a beautiful and pointed reference to the bad impact plastic bags have on our marine life .
Plastic bags are such a curse and so annoyingly useful and make us all feel so guilty . It’s nice to have a rest from that and just enjoy Jacq Chorlton’s joyful art making .
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