100 jars

This project is part of an ongoing environmental art project about plastic ocean debris.

Since 2012 I have cleaned plastic debris from the beaches in my home town of Victoria, Canada, and, once home and the debris has dried, put any debris small enough into a recycled glass jar. At the last count I had over 100 jars.

The jars are strangely intimate and fascinating to look at. People pick them up and peer into them. A conversation ensues about their contents, about the fact that all this plastic debris was found on a beach.

 

Assorted jars, 100 jars, Clare Thomas, 2012-2020, recycled glass jars and beach debris, sizes variable.

 

Jars and beach foam, 100 jars, Clare Thomas, 2012-present, glass jars and beach debris, sizes variable.

 

 

Assorted jars, 100 jars, Clare Thomas, 2012-present, recycled glass jars and beach debris, sizes variable.

 

 

glass jar, 100 jars, Clare Thomas, 2012-present, recycled glass jar and beach debris.

 

glass jar, 100 jars, Clare Thomas, 2012-present, recycled glass jar and beach debris.

 

glass jar, 100 jars, Clare Thomas, 2012-present, recycled glass jar and beach debris.

 

glass jar, 100 jars, Clare Thomas, 2012-present, recycled glass jar and beach debris.

 

Assorted jars, 100 jars, Clare Thomas, 2012-present, recycled glass jars and beach debris, sizes variable.