The intention of Plastic Ocean is to create awareness around pollution and to try to prevent the use of plastic. Walking on the beach, Schaap finds plastic that has washed ashore and once at home transforms it into beautiful sculptures. By photographing these sculptures, she tries to evoke an emotional response from the public by creating a contradiction. A clash between the initial aesthetic appeal and after a second look: repulsion and the realization of the tragedy that waste causes.
Photographer: Thirza Schaap | Foreword: Lidewij Edelkoort | Design: Janneke Schrey, Bastiaan Woudt | Binding: Hardcover | Pages: 96 | Size: 21x29 cm| Language: English | ISBN 9789083065021 | Publisher: 1605 Publishers | Editions: 500