There is a lot of flotsam and jetsam along the estuary at the moment. I collected this pile this morning.
As I looked closer I started to see just how much there was washed up along the estuary.
Now I won't get started on all the junk that gets either washed up from the sea, or washed down the river but instead ask the question, "How would these finds inspire you?"
I am drawn to the natural objects, the twigs and shells and mermaids purse, plus what looks like a bit of coconut shell. I'd like to think it arived here from tropical shores, although it more likely came via the nearest supermarket.
Having said that I am also intrigued by how attractive even plastic and man made products become once they have been weather worn. I have often picked up bits like this thinking that I might use them one day.
When it comes down to it, I don't find myself ever sketching these things or attaching bits to any of my work, but I am drawn to them just the same.
How about you, would you get out your sketching tools or do you like to incorporate found items in your pieces? Or something else perhaps?
I'd like to know!