Monday, November 9, 2009

In May 2009 I began to experiment with arranging and categorizing all the booty. The real problem that I was faced with was what to do with it all. I began to assemble the objects in various configurations and then to photograph it. That experimentation led to these photographs which were taken in August 2009.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Since 2006 I have been collecting beach trash on my morning walks in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

That first day was the morning after a fierce storm and the beach was littered with all sorts of plastic trash. I gathered up as much as I could
and dragged it along with the intention of disposing of it properly.

Once I got it home it sat there for a few days. Then I began to gather more.

The refuse seemed to take on a special significance once in another context... all these objects; lost, tossed and calcified...they took on a forlorn yet covetable meaning. The collection grew but there was not any clear use for it at the time.